Meet our Graduates
Read how our graduates have transformed their lives through our no-cost technical training.
IT Service Desk Technician
at Arrive Logistics
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.
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.
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.
Customer Support Analyst
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.
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?
NC Tech Paths Manager
at Wilkes County Community College
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.
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.
Full Stack Software Engineer
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.
Jr. 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.
Help Desk Associate
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.
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.
Fabianna Rodriguez Mercado
Infrastructure Services Analyst
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.
New York, NY
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.
Senior Tech Support Associate
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.
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.
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.
I don’t know any other course that does this; we were introduced into the world of IT with a network already in place.
IT Support Specialist
Per Scholas provided really amazing resources for people that might not have otherwise been able to have an opportunity like this.
Support Technician Lead
Per Scholas prepared me for situations I may see in the field as we went through a lot of scenarios, workshops, and labs.
Full Stack Software Engineer
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
Lead Security Assessor
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.
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.
Infrastructure Tech 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.
Help Desk Support II
With Per Scholas, I am now breaking generational curses and creating wealth for my family.
IT Support Engineer
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!
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.
Full Stack Software Engineer
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!
EPIC Deployment Lead
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.
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.
at Generation USA
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.
Business Analyst and Developer
Per Scholas' training was the challenge that, at the end of the day, got me closer to my dreams.