Per Scholas partners with the Columbus Urban League: Monthly Impact Report – Nov. 2016

Per Scholas Columbus has partnered with the Columbus Urban League to be a training provider for their Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP). The UTJP targets long-term unemployed, as well as those who are in career transition – with a focus on opportunity youth and veterans. CUL refers participants to Per Scholas and provides a stipend to help support training costs as well as supportive services throughout training. Upon completion, both Per Scholas and the CUL assist participants with job placement. The Urban Tech Jobs Program is a three-year initiative funded by the Department of Labor, and the Columbus Urban League is one of seven affiliates across the country to administer this program. Two UTJP students will join the next Per Scholas Columbus cohort, and at least 31 more will be trained in the next three years.

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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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