Meet our Graduates

Discover how our graduates have transformed their lives through our no-cost technical training.

Per Scholas Graduate, Andre Yates, who is now a software developer

Andre Yates

Software Developer at Capgemini
Newark, NJ

Java Developer

As I was applying and going through interviews, there was a gap between where my college education brought me and where companies expected me to know things about the technology industry. Per Scholas taught me so much that I wasn’t able to learn in school.

Meet Andre Yates

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Sara Peña

Software Developer

Software Engineering

You can teach someone how to code, but you cannot teach passion or drive, and that is what my Per Scholas colleagues and I have.

Meet Sara Peña

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Haaji Peace

Apprentice at Bank of America
Chicago

IT Support

Considering candidates like me who trained through alternative routes motivates me to work hard and gain experience on the job. Graduates like me want to grow in our careers.

Meet Haaji Peace

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Christopher Rivera

Help Desk Associate at Vinfen Corp
Boston, MA

IT Support

After Per Scholas, I was suddenly getting interviews because Per Scholas is well-known and reputable. It has been night and day in terms of the difference between before and after Per Scholas.

Meet Christopher Rivera

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Angel Hursey

Web Developer

Application Support Management

Going through the training - it was vigorous and challenging. If I didn't have the support from the Per Scholas team and fellow learners, I would have probably given up.

Meet Angel Hursey

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Jarred Gaines

Customer Support Analyst at IDBS
Boston, MA

AWS re-Start

Per Scholas gave me a restart in life and it allowed me to rebuild that confidence and enter a field where I can make a competitive income to sustain myself in Boston.

Meet Jarred Gaines

Shante Austin

Full Stack Software Engineer

Software Engineering

As a single parent, I wasn’t making enough money to afford to go to a coding boot camp. When I found Per Scholas, it challenged me, and though it wasn’t easy, it was worth it. I graduated debt-free and could be an example to my daughter.

Meet Shante Austin

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Sadaf Haroon

Software Engineer

Software Engineering

Per Scholas made it easier for me to learn and now I am an earning member of my family. What can be greater than that?

Meet Sadaf Haroon

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LeClair Boone

NC Tech Paths Manager at Wilkes County Community College
Charlotte, NC

Java Developer

I am applying everything Per Scholas taught me. Coming in, I didn't have a blueprint or frame of reference for the industry - but I have that now.

Meet LeClair Boone

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Veronica Vergara

Technology Software Engineering Associate

End User Desktop Support

What I think makes up a well-rounded employee is both soft skills and technical skills, and I think Per Scholas has really developed a great way to round those out.

Meet Veronica Vergara

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Simon Ayim

Cybersecurity

Per Scholas is helping people from underserved neighborhoods and giving us this training for free! They never asked for anything back - only asked for us to put in the work.

Meet Simon Ayim

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Rachel Powe

Jr. Software Engineer at Capgemini
Atlanta, GA

Software Engineer

During my training at Per Scholas there was a ton of support, especially from the other women and other non-traditional learners that also had the same thoughts I had. They told me it’s not too late to go into doing what you really want to do.

Meet Rachel Powe

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Julie Meral

IT Support Specialist

IT Support

I am so thankful for Per Scholas, and for this country. If my story can encourage even one person, it is enough for me and I would feel happy.

Meet Julie Meral

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Tara Jacobs

IT Service Desk Technician at Arrive Logistics
Austin, TX

CompTIA A+

I never really knew how to communicate professionally or sell myself in an interview, but with the management and development team at Per Scholas, I was able to build on my mindset, my character, and my technical skills. I am grateful for Per Scholas in many ways.

Meet Tara Jacobs

Kyle Gordon

Help Desk Associate

Network Support

Going to Per Scholas and being introduced to information technology is more than just getting something done or trying something new. It’s an investment in yourself.

Meet Kyle Gordon

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Randy Cordova

IT Service Desk Analyst at Centura Health
Denver, CO

IT Support

My whole cohort was so intelligent, and the teachers were great. I think this really changed my life.

Meet Randy Cordova

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Akida Harris

Customer Engineer at NCR Corporation
Boston, MA

IT Support

Even though it was a little challenging, I overcame that and I was able to finish and graduate because of the instructors and learners that gave me a lot of encouragement.

Meet Akida Harris

Fabianna Rodriguez Mercado

Infrastructure Services Analyst

Network Support

Instead of being afraid of the tech world...there's a lot to learn, but I think there's a community of students, professors, and administration. And we all know why we are there.

Meet Fabianna Rodriguez Mercado

Per Scholas Graduate, Daler Bobodzhanov

Daler Bobodzhanov

Software Engineer at Capgemini
New York, NY

Software Engineering

When you understand this is an immersive course that is traditionally taught in 4 years, completed in 12 - 16 weeks, and put in the effort, you will be on the right path for your career.

Meet Daler Bobodzhanov

Per Scholas Java Developer Graduate Mira Winkel

Mira Winkel

Data Engineer at Slalom Build
Seattle, WA

Java Developer

It's huge knowing that I don't just have a beginner skill set. I have a very focused skill set that is highly in demand. Per Scholas gave me the base of my knowledge to go out and be successful.

Meet Mira Winkel

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Henry Luong

IT Support Technician

IT Support

The teachers were super knowledgeable, very friendly, and helpful if you had any questions. I am so thankful for this opportunity to get my life back together.

Meet Henry Luong

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Stephanie Stevenson

Software Developer at Capgemini
Charlotte, NC

Java Developer

Per Scholas really set the pace; it was so rigorous and fast-paced that I can go right into this job and keep up.

Meet Stephanie Stevenson

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Adam Kwong

Senior Tech Support Associate at Infosys
San Francisco, CA

End User Computing

I found it hopeful to see such a wide array of people from everywhere and all backgrounds come together to improve themselves and learn the tech material.

Meet Adam Kwong

Matt Yamarino

Full-Stack Developer at Cognizant
Dallas, TX

Quality Engineering

I worked 12 hours straight nearly every day, weekends included, and missed out on the lives of my friends and family. Per Scholas helped me to discover both a career path and how to have a work-life balance so that I could spend time with my loved ones.

Meet Matt Yamarino

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Chris Potti

Software Engineer at Capgemini
Atlanta, GA

Software Engineering

At a certain point as I looked into tech, I really started to get interested in software engineering and decided that was what I was going to do and that I was going to do whatever it took. Once I had that mindset, I looked at Per Scholas as more of an opportunity than a challenge.

Meet Chris Potti

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Autumn Truong

Java Developer

I was able to connect with amazing individuals. All the learners were so talented and inspired me to do better myself. I learned a lot of things, and I feel like I was able to grow, not just professionally, but as a person.

Meet Autumn Truong

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Rachael Williams

IT Support

I don’t know any other course that does this; we were introduced into the world of IT with a network already in place.

Meet Rachael Williams

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Jadah Stone

IT Support Specialist at Casper
Brooklyn, NY

IT Support

Per Scholas provided really amazing resources for people that might not have otherwise been able to have an opportunity like this.

Meet Jadah Stone

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Tom Lee

Jr. Developer at PNC
Pittsburgh

Java Developer

Everyone at Per Scholas, from administration to instructors and other learners - everyone was willing to help me and get me to the next stage. Everyone was so eager to help me.

Meet Tom Lee

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Kemazee Cooper

Support Technician Lead at Capgemini
Atlanta, GA

Network Support

Per Scholas prepared me for situations I may see in the field as we went through a lot of scenarios, workshops, and labs.

Meet Kemazee Cooper

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Omari Brown

Business Analyst and Developer at Capgemini
Atlanta, GA

Software Engineering

Per Scholas' training was the challenge that, at the end of the day, got me closer to my dreams.

Meet Omari Brown

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Jennifer Rosas

Analyst at Capgemini
Columbus, OH

IT Support

Per Scholas is a great program. You come out either certified or with all the knowledge you could have possibly accrued. You have the foundation to be able to succeed. It works for everybody - it’s not something where you need to have a certain skill set before applying.

Meet Jennifer Rosas

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Lionel Youmbi

Junior Software Developer at Capgemini
Charlotte, NC

Java Developer

A Per Scholas learner gains all the requirements for an entry level position. As a graduate, they have what they need to start a career - they can keep growing and learning.

Meet Lionel Youmbi

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Jordan Wofford

Full Stack Software Engineer

Software Engineering

I used to doubt myself and my abilities. I kept my focus on my training and the image of the person I wanted to become, and I overcame it. Today, I am a full-stack developer and I encourage anyone trying to break into tech to consider Per Scholas

Meet Jordan Wofford

Monique Little

Monique Little

Lead Security Assessor

Network Support

If someone had told me that this was where I would be now, I would never have believed them. I have a completely different outlook on life. My future is something that I never thought it could be.

Meet Monique Little

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Zobaria Ashraf

Team Lead at TEKsystems
Baltimore, MD

Network Support

Within a few months, I changed from a person with the least-desired skills to one of the most sought-after employees. I have become someone my kids can look up to.

Meet Zobaria Ashraf

Rory Jackson, Per Scholas Graduate

Rory Jackson

Infrastructure Tech Support at Infosys
Plano, TX

Network Support

I found it so helpful to have learners helping each other and to be able to chat with our instructor in an approachable manner. The training was so positive.

Meet Rory Jackson

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Jessica Wright

Help Desk Support II at CoServ
Detroit, MI

Network Support

With Per Scholas, I am now breaking generational curses and creating wealth for my family.

Meet Jessica Wright

Tammy Johnson

IT Support Engineer at Google
Columbus, Ohio

Per Scholas taught me the skills and discipline to build a true technology-focused career. Today I work at Google, which is the most amazing outcome I can imagine. And you can bet I’m teaching my two sons how to thrive!

Meet Tammy Johnson

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Ayana Dunlap

Support Technician at designDATA
National Capital Region

Network Support

Without the legwork that Per Scholas put in, I wouldn't have been able to get that position, so I’m super grateful.

Meet Ayana Dunlap

Rachel Sokol

Junior Technical Instructor, Cybersecurity at Per Scholas National Capital Region
Silver Spring, MD

It feels like I have a purpose. I have grown and changed so much. I tell people what I do, and they can’t believe me! They’re so impressed! I am proud to be one of the many individuals who are changing the face of tech.

Meet Rachel Sokol

Joovay Arias

Full Stack Software Engineer

Software Engineering

I peaked in my previous career and was ready for a change. I have always loved computer science but thought it was just for college kids out in California. But if you study hard, you can make it!

Meet Joovay Arias

David Jarvis

EPIC Deployment Lead

Network Support

When you are interviewing a Per Scholas graduate, you already have someone who is committed and prepared for the work world and responsible for their time and availability.

Meet David Jarvis

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Antwan Grant

Contractor at Capgemini
Atlanta, GA

Software Engineering

With my old skill set, no one would hire me. Since graduating from Per Scholas, I have had 5 people contact me for jobs right here in Atlanta.

Meet Antwan Grant

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Phillip Kinney

Coding Instructor at Generation USA
Charlotte, NC

Java Developer

Per Scholas gave me a lot of confidence. I know that I would not have qualified for the role that I have now, from a technical perspective, without Per Scholas.

Meet Phillip Kinney

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Angelica Dyson

Help Desk Representative at Mechdyne Corp
Chicago

End User Desktop Support

My experience at Per Scholas definitely led me down the path I was looking to go down as far as my career is concerned.

Meet Angelica Dyson

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Olga Sannikov

Software Engineer at Capgemini
New York

Software Engineering

At Per Scholas, we have real experience creating projects and working as a team and career development training. In this field, you always work with a team, so you have to be able to respect and work with your team members, and also be able to help them.

Meet Olga Sannikov

Per Scholas graduate, Antonio Cuevas

Antonio Cuevas

Network Support Technician at Millennium Digital Technologies
Detroit, MI

IT Support

I wanted to really challenge myself mentally and prove to myself that I could do this, that I could go through this rigorous training and do something that was more important to me and in demand from employers…It’s put me in a better position. I’m in a whole new career and am so happy with my choice to attend Per Scholas!

Meet Antonio Cuevas

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Catherine Acevedo

Associate Engineer at Nagarro
New York, NY

Cybersecurity

Per Scholas really changes lives! They give you all the tools to start a career, you just have to put in the work. I am so thankful to be a part of it.

Meet Catherine Acevedo

Per Scholas graduate, Brandon Rodriguez

Brandon Rodriguez

IT Service Desk Technician at Creative Testing Solutions
Phoenix, AZ

End User Desktop Support

I knew I wanted to be in tech but I didn’t know where to start. Luckily, Per Scholas fell right into my lap at just the right time!

Meet Brandon Rodriguez

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Elena Bilko

Project Manager

Cybersecurity

We did a lot of hands-on training and cybersecurity cases. By the time I graduated, I felt very confident and knew a lot of information to start in the industry. I feel confident speaking to someone that's been in tech and explaining my work.

Meet Elena Bilko

Per Scholas graduate, Cristal Carter

Cristal Carter

Systems Analyst II at Apex Systems
Chicago, IL

End User Desktop Support

It may be hard to start...but don’t give up! Learn as much as you can and excel in every role, gain that knowledge and experience because everything you learn is invaluable.

Meet Cristal Carter

Per Scholas graduate Jenell Weitz

Jenell Weitz

Service Enablement Specialist at S&P Global
Denver, CO

IT Support

The class really appealed to me because it focuses on soft skills as well as technical skills. The course helps you with interviewing, creating your resume, and job placement. I think soft skills are just as valuable as the hard IT skills I learned.

Meet Jenell Weitz

Per Scholas graduate, Jasmin Smith

Jasmin Smith

Digital Measures Programmer at NCQA
Dallas, TX

Software Engineering

Per Scholas is actually preparing people for what they are going to do in the job field right now. They are really giving you all the resources, all the professional development, all of the training hands-on to be able to jump right into the workforce and actually be a member of your team that can contribute…Honestly, there is nothing like Per Scholas.

Meet Jasmin Smith

Per Scholas graduate, Kevin Rappe

Kevin Rappe

System Engineer at Cetrom Information Technology, Inc.
Baltimore, MA

IT Support

The teachers did a great job with keeping us engaged. Not just covering the material but going over labs, the ins and outs of why we were learning this information in the first place, and getting us as hands-on as possible over remote learning. They did a really impressive job and it worked very well.

Meet Kevin Rappe

Per Scholas graduate, Kalib

Kalib Travis

Cybersecurity, IT Support

If you want to get an IT career started, Per Scholas is a great resource to use. The support is great and they will definitely get you to where you need to be.

Meet Kalib Travis

Per Scholas graduate, Kashmir Waller

Kashmir Waller

Desktop Support Technician at Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Pittsburgh, PA

IT Support

Prior to Per Scholas, I wasn’t getting any job offers or having anyone really look at my skills or resume. But, since being in the program, the job offers were rolling in and I accepted one that I love!

Meet Kashmir Waller

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Rashad Huntley

Service Desk Analyst

IT Support

It was a great experience to learn in person. Per Scholas was accommodating, and it was nice to know that there are tools for me to succeed.

Meet Rashad Huntley

Per Scholas graduate, Soma Majumder

Soma Majumder

IT Support Help Desk Technician at NYC Department of Education
New York, NY

IT Support

If you are thinking of applying to Per Scholas, you should definitely do it! It will change your life and give you the foundation of an IT education…[IT] is such a vast and evolving field; there is so much opportunity and the sky is the limit.

Meet Soma Majumder

Per Scholas graduate

Sheillah Ndeda Aligula

IT Coordinator I at Artech Information Systems LLC
National Capital Region

IT Support

I knew that I would be able to find a good job and I am so, so grateful to the financial coaches, the instructors, and Per Scholas.

Meet Sheillah Ndeda Aligula

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Yusuf Ahmad

Network Services Specialist at CrossCom
Chicago, IL

End User Desktop Support

Not only was [Per Scholas] supportive insofar as they helped me get my education and certification, they also helped me apply and demonstrate I have those skills.

Meet Yusuf Ahmad

Per Scholas graduate, Yulin Vang

Yulin Vang

End User Computing Analyst at Novant Health
Charlotte, North Carolina

End User Desktop Support

I finished Per Scholas more confident than when I started. It really gave me a boost. I feel excited and confident going into my new position!

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Per Scholas graduate, Travis, as someone who used the Learner Support Team.

Travis McCullough

Contract Administrator at CBRE
Atlanta, GA

IT Support

I saw online with Per Scholas that everything was straightforward and approachable with no fine print. Per Scholas was here to help me learn at no cost. There were no surprises.

Meet Travis McCullough

Per Scholas graduate Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston

Help Desk Support Technician at Surge Staffing
Columbus, OH

IT Support

Per Scholas was an opportunity for me to get the certificates and free training for skills I didn't previously have that were preventing me from getting the jobs that I was applying for.

Meet Craig Johnston

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