Scripps Howard Foundation awards $20k to Cincinnati pilot: Monthly Impact Report – Oct. 2016

The Per Scholas Cincinnati site recently launched an exciting new pilot program that brings Quality Assurance Software training to the greater Cincinnati region. This eight-week track is a collaboration between Per Scholas and two Cincinnati-based organizations, Ingage Partners and Thrive Urban Impact Sourcing, to prepare local talent for positions as quality assurance software testers.

Like all Per Scholas programs, this course is offered tuition-free to un- and under-employed individuals and aims to ensure the IT sector is providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented communities.

Local partners and supporters have already begun to show their commitment to the new track. Program partner Thrive Urban Impact has pledged to hire at least half of the graduating class – and recently surpassed this promise by making offers to 11 out of 13 graduates, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley spoke at an afternoon class, and the Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded $20,000 to Per Scholas Cincinnati in support of the program.

We believe in a collaborative approach to cultivating talent in our students, and our community, business and philanthropic partners are crucial to our success. We graduated our second class of quality assurance software testers in September and are looking forward to their continued success in the Cincinnati community.

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