Happy Earth Day — Per Scholas Reduces Carbon Footprint with key Corporate Partners through E-Waste Program

We always put our IT training successes in the spotlight, but on Earth Day we move the spotlight to our Asset Recovery team and the corporate partners who share our commitment to a cleaner planet. Since last Earth Day Per Scholas has prevented 261 tons of e-waste from hitting landfills, a total of 28,000 units of equipment from CPU towers to microwave ovens. That weight is the equivalent to 30 grown elephants.

Our committed partners Debevoise & Plimpton, Fox Cable Network, and Estee Lauder are observing this Earth Day by having a week-long, onsite IT recycling drive at their offices on behalf of Per Scholas. The donated equipment will either be re-furbished for use in our IT Training school or processed with our partner dataserv to be safely recycled.

Why does this matter? E-Waste (electronic waste) is super toxic. Responsible recycling aims to minimize the dangers to human health and the environment that disposed and dismantled electronics can create.

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Per Scholas Joins the Military Spouse Employment Partnership through our Vets in Tech Initiative

Last year, Per Scholas joined the Defense Department Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) alongside more than 70 new partners to MSEP — bringing the number of employers to more than 700. MSEP connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who commit to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses. Per Scholas is proud to be part of the MSEP through our Vets in Tech initiative, which will enable Per Scholas to enroll at least 1,000 veterans and military spouses over 3 years.

Per Scholas Receives Approval from the Department of Defense Skillbridge Program Enabling Per Scholas to Empower Military Veterans and Spouses to Launch Thriving Careers in Tech

Per Scholas is excited to announce its approval by the Department of Defense Skillbridge program, which allows transitioning service members to pursue industry training, apprenticeships, or internships while retaining full salary and benefits during their last 180 days of service. This accelerated approval enables Per Scholas to empower veterans and military spouses through its IT Support training track initially, with plans to extend to other tracks soon. Per Scholas aims to enroll 1,000 veterans and military spouses over three years, comprised of at least 80% people of color and 20% women. This initiative, led by Per Scholas' Vets in Tech program, will provide critical support and unlock career opportunities for the military community.

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