Per Scholas Spotlighted in CIO: Revolutionizing Tech Training, Filling Skills Gaps, and Redefining Diversity in the IT Workforce

Per Scholas Alum and Director of Business Solutions, Wayne Wilson, recently spoke with CIO about how Per Scholas’ rigorous training sets learners up for ultimate success in the technology industry. Our tuition-free model equips learners with important skill sets and professional development training through a fast-tracked program to get them into the job market as soon as possible – all without incurring years of college debt. Having gone through the rigorous enrollment and training process, Per Scholas learners emerge as top tier talent that are armed with both the practical skill sets and professional development needed to thrive in a career in tech.

After training is complete, Per Scholas alumni work closely with our Business Solutions Team, which strives to make meaningful pairings between alumni and hiring businesses. Per Scholas collaborates with partners and other employers to identify job openings that align with training efforts, and connect them with learners who have completed relevant training. Alumni also have access to internal resources that help them find and navigate a new career.

Finally, in our ongoing mission to promote DEIB in the tech industry, Per Scholas works closely with organizations to break down misconceptions and stereotypes around traditional hiring structures, and encourage skills-based hiring.

CIO also interviewed Marie Cari, a first-generation immigrant from Albania and Per Scholas Software Engineering graduate. Marie now works as a Software Engineer at Bank of America, and is grateful for her experience at Per Scholas in helping her expedite the learning process without incurring debt. “I had compared going to Per Scholas to staying in college and going the traditional route,” Marie told CIO. “However, Per Scholas was able to educate me and get me ready for the corporate world in every aspect within months. I didn’t have to go into college debt like my friends did or wait years in order to get the career I wanted,” she reflected.Read more on Wayne’s reflections about our training and Marie’s interview here!

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