Per Scholas Technologists Discuss Creating a More Diverse Workforce in The Muse Article
Four Per Scholas alumnae were interviewed and featured in an article for The Muse, the first values-based career platform, helping individuals connect with jobs, companies, and careers that align with their core values and priorities.
Anita Bailey, Rumana Syed, Fabianna Rodriguez-Mercado, and Misty Branch all underscored the need to diversify the tech workforce and how Per Scholas is doing so through our no-cost training, where a third of our learners are women and 85% are people of color.
“Tech is an industry that’s evolving and will continue evolving,” Rodriguez-Mercado says. “We need more women and underrepresented communities to be part of these conversations.”
Per Scholas Columbus Featured on Out N About Columbus
Per Scholas Columbus was featured on a recent Out N About Columbus segment on Sunday, August 20. The show focuses on events, entertainment, and travel around Columbus, and often has segments dedicated to important happenings around town.
On the segment, “Learn Something New,” hosts Mike Killburn and Renee Joseph discussed different topics, including Per Scholas Columbus’s technology training. Per Scholas Columbus Managing Director Jenn Fowler Howard underscored the importance of tech training in Columbus and the power of our learners. In her interview, highlighted the ways Per SCholas eliminates barriers, helping unlock potential for learners and alumni to launch thriving careers. Watch the full feature here, starting at timestamp 9:23!
Per Scholas Greater Boston Technologists Thriving with MassTLC Member Companies
Earlier in August, MassTLC featured Per Scholas Greater Boston in an article for their member companies, Investing in Success: The Power of Hiring Per Scholas Alumni. The article showcased two Per Scholas Greater Boston technologists that have launched their tech careers with MassTLC member companies.
Fabio Benoit, a Technical Support Analyst within the Analytics Department at Bullhorn Inc. graduated from the Software Engineering Full Stack Developer cohort in March 2022. Hiba Abbaker, who graduated from the AWS re/Start training in January 2021 and is now working at Slalom_Build as a Platform Engineer, was also featured in the article.
Fabio and Hiba are two of the more than 600 Per Scholas Greater Boston graduates that have started their careers in tech from trainings including Software Engineering, AWS re/Start, IT Support, Cybersecurity, and more. In collaboration with partners including MassTLC and their member companies, Per Scholas technologists are launching their careers in tech, and unlocking potential for themselves, their companies, and the Greater Boston community.
Per Scholas Chief Training Officer Jasmine Miller Pens Op-Ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 26th marked Women’s Equality Day, and Jasmine Miller’s Opinion piece, “Tech Fields Need More of a Woman’s Touch,” focuses on the need for women’s insight and experience in tech.
Jasmine Miller mentions from her perspective, “Just as diverse teams fuel innovation, better manage risk and create products that cater to a broader audience, so too does diversity drive better results, decisions and products when it comes to technology. Women bring a unique set of experiences, insights and solutions. In a world increasingly driven by technology, omitting women’s perspectives is not just a question of equity but of missed potential.”
Per Scholas’s Expansion to Houston’s Ion District Highlighted in the Houston Business Journal
Per Scholas has received a warm welcome to the Houston community, where we will be launching our first cohort this October at our new campus in Houston’s Ion District.
Our expansion to Houston’s Ion District was featured in the Houston Business Journal – read Sofia Gonzalez’s article here!
Per Scholas Houston’s New Campus in Houston’s Ion District Featured in Community Impact
We are thrilled that the launch of our new Per Scholas Houston campus was featured in Community Impact!
Per Scholas Baltimore’s Training and Development Featured in Technical.ly
Per Scholas Baltimore, led by Managing Director Jessica Diaz Council, was featured in Technical.ly Baltimore, highlighting their skills training and professional development aspects. The Baltimore campus holds mock interviews and headshot lounge sessions in addition to our tuition-free tech training.
The article also noted Per Scholas Baltimore’s efforts to close the diversity gap in tech and recent Bank of America Neighborhood Builders award and featured alumna LaLonnie Moseley’s story.
Per Scholas New York Managing Director Debbie Roman Talks Tech Training & Talent Development on NY1
Per Scholas New York Managing Director Debbie Roman discussed our tuition-free tech training on NY1, the 24-hour news network dedicated to NYC, with anchor Ruschell Boone. In her interview, Debbie shared information about Per Scholas’ footprint in New York and our accessibility to individuals in all five boroughs through our innovative satellite training model. She also reflected on how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are at the core of Per Scholas and is reflective of the community and culture that lives in New York City.
The feature was during a Women Wednesday segment, where Debbie was highlighted as a woman leader, and she reflected on her 15-year career in workforce development following her move from Puerto Rico.
Per Scholas Featured by NPR!
Every company is a tech company and in need of skilled tech talent. Per Scholas was proud to welcome NPR National Labor and Workplace Correspondent Andrea Hsu to our National Capital Region campus recently to connect with learners about their aspirations for careers in technology.
Per Scholas President and CEO Plinio Ayala discussed how every company is a tech company and how, despite the mass layoffs from tech companies, there are still hundreds of thousands of tech jobs available throughout the country. Additionally, Per Scholas Instructor Keionna Yarborough and three current Per Scholas learners Elizabeth Mabrey, Michael Gomez, and Johntel Brandy, shared their experiences as technologists.
Per Scholas Chief Training Officer Jasmine Miller Shares Vision for Job Equity for Women in Tech with TEKsystems
Per Scholas Chief Training Officer Jasmine Miller was featured by TEKsystems for her insight into women in tech and workforce equity. As a partner of Per Scholas, we have worked closely with TEKsystems to empower our learners and alumni to make a more streamlined, direct connection to in-demand employment opportunities in tech.
“Imposter syndrome can be a problem for women in any male-dominated field,” Jasmine Miller noted, “but because the IT industry is 75% male, the data shows that women report a lower rate of belonging than men. The needle will move when women are encouraged to bring their full selves to work and welcomed into an environment that supports them.”
In her role, Jasmine has been intentional about bringing in more women for Per Scholas’ training, where 41% of our learners in 2022 were women. Unlocking potential in women learners who step into tech roles has been a priority as a pioneer for equity.