Corporate Engagement Empowers Per Scholas Learners, Alumni, and Staff

This time of year is when we reflect on all who have supported and amplified the mission of Per Scholas. Beyond grants and donations, there are opportunities to support Per Scholas learners and alumni by donating your time and expertise. We are grateful for partners, including S&P Global, KKR, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), making a difference in the personal and professional growth of our learners and alumni by volunteering their time in a variety of ways, including resume reviews, industry discussions and mock interviews. 

Recently, S&P Global’s EssentialTECH team hosted a panel discussion for Per Scholas learners in an engaging virtual event that brought together 37 learners and volunteers. S&P Global’s executives joined from New York, Virginia, Texas and even India to share details about their different pathways into tech, insights about what helped them to grow professionally and advice about what skills are most in-demand in today’s workforce.

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, KKR, a leading global investment firm, hosted Per Scholas New York Cybersecurity alumni in their office to learn more about the Cybersecurity field. KKR’s Info Security team provided an overview of how a security team is typically organized in a company, the types of roles on their team, and what skills are important to drive success in this field. Followed by small group discussions for an “ask-me-anything session,” Per Scholars alumni walked away with valuable industry knowledge. We are extremely grateful that KKR organized and hosted such a meaningful and tangible session for our alumni. 

Additionally, our partners CD&R shared their industry insights with “ask me anything” sessions, mock interviews, and resume reviews. They also gave learners a tour of their company and the tech department to showcase the types of companies they work with and the technical work done. Such involvement with our partners empowers Per Scholas learners and alumni throughout training and beyond to enter the workforce prepared with industry knowledge and connections.

We welcome corporate partners of any size to engage with our learners, support their training and professional development, and help them succeed in launching careers in tech. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact [email protected].

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