Scripps Howard Foundation awards Per Scholas $10K

The Scripps Howard Foundation,the corporate foundation of The E. W. Scripps Company, announced a grant of $10,000 to Per Scholas. This is a first time grant from the foundation.

The grant will serve Per Scholas to train up to 80 men and women from the Cincinnati community in the coming year for careers in technology through its free, 8-week IT-Ready training. The course teaches to the CompTIA A+ certification and prepares candidates for entry-level help-desk and technical support roles. Historically, 90 percent of Per Scholas participants graduate and obtain industry certification and more than 75 percent of graduates land jobs. Per Scholas opened its Cincinnati operation in 2013 and has trained over 60 men and women to date.

Bob Carson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the E.W. Scripps Company, is a member of the Per Scholas Cincinnati advisory board.

“When I approached the Foundation and shared the story and mission of Per Scholas, they felt it was a good fit with the Foundation’s mission and enthusiastically donated $10,000 to this worthwhile organization. I am very grateful to them for this donation which will be put to good use to help train deserving individuals for good-paying IT careers,” said Bob Carson.

“Bob Carson is an enthusiastic supporter of Per Scholas and our IT-Ready training. We are grateful for the financial support from Scripps, which allows us to continue to provide technology-focused training to people in Cincinnati who are in need,” says Andrea Applegate, Managing Director of Per Scholas Cincinnati and Columbus, recognizing support from the community as integral to the success of the mission at Per Scholas.

In its fifty-second year, the Scripps Howard Foundation mission is to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs, with a special commitment to the communities in which Scripps does business.

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