Andre Yates

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

Software Developer



Newark, NJ

Java Developer

Andre Yates is a Software Developer at Capgemini after graduating from Per Scholas in September 2020.  After graduating with a computer science degree in college, he found that there was a gap in training between graduation and what was done in the technology workforce. 

Once he started his training with Per Scholas, he knew that the skills he learned would bridge that gap between schooling and a professional career.  On his experience with both Per Scholas and Capgemini, Andre reflected, “the training was similar to that I got at Per Scholas, just at a quicker pace, so the training I had at Per Scholas set me up for success.  They encouraged us to get other certifications and continue our learning to help match us with other clients of theirs.” He now aspires to continue his training and pursue more certifications for career advancement. 

Veronica Vergara, Per Scholas graduate, and her headshot.

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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.

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Per Scholas is Closed for the Week

To recognize the hard work and commitment of our full Per Scholas team, we are providing an org-wide week off from July 4-8. This break is designed for all staff and learners to relax and recharge. If you have an urgent inquiry, please email [email protected]. While staff will be limited during this week, we will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.