Per Scholas Leads Panel on Workforce Development at the Ion’s Second Annual Activation Festival

In May, Per Scholas led an insightful panel discussion about workforce development and training Houston’s future technology workforce at the Ion District during the Ion’s second annual Activation Festival. This dynamic panel brought together industry leaders, experts, and innovators to explore the critical role of skills training and partnerships in building a robust tech industry in our newest city.

Damien Howard , Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer at Per Scholas moderated the conversation featuring Angela Berardi, National Account Manager, Certified Marketplace Diversity Ambassador at TEKsystems; Lavone Jones, Vice President, Human Resources at Comcast; and Janet Pope, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Capgemini. The discussion highlighted the latest trends and challenges in the tech industry, the importance of upskilling and reskilling, and best practices for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive tech workforce. 



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