Per Scholas Philadelphia Awarded $500,000 Workforce Solutions Grant from the Philadelphia Department of Commerce

Per Scholas Philadelphia is grateful to be one of four recipients of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce Workforce Solutions Grant. The $500,000 investment will help Per Scholas Philadelphia provide free technical and professional skills training and job placement services to learners. The grant awarded organizations that strive to elevate evidence-informed approaches to address specific challenges Black, brown, and other historically disadvantaged Philadelphia residents face when preparing for and entering the workforce.

“Our city is seeing growth in tech roles across industries, especially in education and healthcare,” said Per Scholas Philadelphia Managing Director Nikki Pumphrey. “To meet the demand and ensure that more Philadelphians have access to the social and economic mobility that this industry offers, organizations including Per Scholas are critical in building on-ramps for those new to the field.”

To learn more about this grant, read the full press release.

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