Per Scholas
Vets in Tech

Unlocking Potential for the Military Community


How Per Scholas Works

Per Scholas Vets in Tech is working to make careers in technology more accessible to veteran service members and military spouses who are interested in tech. Your service has helped you to build skills and leadership qualities that will make you a competitive candidate for top employers. With no-cost technology training, professional development, and career support from Per Scholas, you can unlock your potential to earn a thriving wage and build for your future.

*Per Scholas is proud to be a DOD Skillbridge approved provider!

How Does Per Scholas Work?

  • Tuition-Free Tech Training

    Receive hands-on learning and mentorship to prepare for the job, industry-recognized certifications (paid for by us), and your career.

  • Learner Support

    Learners work with the Learner Support team to gain financial control and design success plans for personal goals, wellness and more.

  • Dedicated Career Coaches

    20% of our curriculum focuses on Professional Development with opportunities for mock interviews, resume refreshes, and other Job Search prep support with opportunities for one-on-one coaching now and after you graduate.

  • Job Connections

    Learners are connected to a network of 20k+ alumni and 850+ employer partners across the country.


Systems Support

IT Support

IT Support offers the opportunity to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and the CompTIA A+ certification, equipping you with the knowledge to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs. Recommended starting point for learners with no previous tech work experience or coursework.

Certifications CompTIA A+, Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Available in: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Greater Boston, Greater Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, National Capital Region, New York, Newark, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis

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IT Support

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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AWS re/Start

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.


Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity offers the opportunity to earn the Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+), equipping you with fundamental concepts in security specialties and hands-on training to enter this ever growing field as a cybersecurity analyst. Previous tech work experience or education preferred.

Certifications CompTIA CySA+

Available in: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Greater Boston, Greater Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis

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Cybersecurity

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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Software Engineer

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.


Systems Support

End User Desktop Support Powered by TEKsystems

Powered by TEKsystems, this course is designed to prepare you for specific job demand employers have in demand locally. The curriculum will equip you with mastery of fundamental concepts in Networking, Active Directory, ITIL, and more. This course provides the opportunity to earn the CompTIA A+ certification. Recommended starting point for learners with no previous tech work experience or coursework.

Certifications CompTIA A+

Partners

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Available in: National (All Other US Cities)

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End User Desktop Support Powered by TEKsystems

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

What Veteran Alumni Say

Learning to be a professional in a working environment, updating my resume, taking part in mock interviews, these all helped me to come out of training more comfortable in an interview than I ever was before.

Meet Aaron Webb

We are just strangers, random people to them, and this whole organization of real people came down to support us. I’m so grateful for it. It’s hard work, but it feels good to work hard when people support and celebrate you in that work.

Meet Todd Theobald

I feel very fortunate to have had this training. It’s so necessary to give folks a chance at a career field they didn’t think was a thought or choice.

Meet Hugo Cañedo

With my old skill set, no one would hire me. Since graduating from Per Scholas, I have had 5 people contact me for jobs right here in Atlanta.

Meet Antwan Grant

Most Common Questions About Per Scholas

What does Per Scholas cost?

Per Scholas courses are 100% cost-free to the learner. There are no fees before, during, or after. We cover tuition, materials, and the cost of certifications when applicable. However, since our training is full-time, and requires strict attendance and a commitment to studying, there is an opportunity cost – time, transportation (when in-person), meals, and in some cases, professional business attire.

What is the attendance policy?

Per Scholas requires a Monday through Friday full time (typically 9 am-5 pm) commitment. On average, you can expect a commitment of 30-40 hours in-class and 20 hours (3 hours a day) out of class studying.

If I don't live close to a Per Scholas location, can I still join a course offered by that campus?

No. For classes tied to a physical Per Scholas campus, we require candidates to live within a commutable distance to best facilitate our professional development and support in helping you secure full time employment. We do have National Remote training courses open to applicants from any US city; however, these are based on employer demand so start dates and requirements may not be consistent throughout the year.

What are the Learner Requirements?

In general, learners must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have HS diploma/equivalent or higher
  • Have a Passion for technology
  • Have US Work Authorization
  • Be able and committed to launching their career immediately following training
  • Have the ability commit to full time training (40 hours per week) + Study Time (20+ hours per week)

See specific requirements by class on the individual course pages.

What is the Admissions Process?

Admissions Process

Our admissions process varies by campus and course but here is what you can generally expect. After you complete an application, you’ll learn about the admissions process for your specified course and campus. For instance, some courses require a technical assessment and certain campuses require a background check.


Are there Online courses?

Yes. We do have classes that are online/remote. Whether remote or in-person all of our classes are live and instructor-led with strict attendance policies. The individual course pages will tell you if the course is delivered in person or remotely. Additionally, for classes tied to a physical Per Scholas campus, we require candidates to live within a commutable distance to best facilitate our professional development and support in helping you secure FT employment.

Does Per Scholas pay me?

Per Scholas provides small financial assistance stipends to learners in specific courses or based on individual learner need on a limited basis. We do not pay learners a full hourly or annual salary. This is because we offer up to $15k of cost-free training to each learner and 2 years of additional training opportunities, coaching, and professional development.

Are there weekend or evening options for new Learners?

Since our training is live, instructor-led courses we have a strict Monday-Friday full-time schedule during daytime hours. At this time we do not have weekend or evening classes available. Some people are able to coordinate with current employers for more flexible scheduling with night/weekend shifts but we know it isn’t possible for everyone.

What if I don’t have a Laptop?

During the admissions process, we will assess each candidate’s needs on a case-by-case basis. For remote learners that do not have sufficient tech access, we do have limited supplies of loaner equipment.

Does Per Scholas help me land a job?

The goal of all of our training is to help you secure/obtain employment and take the next step in your tech career. We work with you throughout the training on technical skills and professional development. Once you complete your course, we will help connect you with opportunities at employer partners and provide ongoing career coaching. While 80% of our grads land jobs after the training, we do not guarantee a job.

Can I take a course if I have already completed another one?

If you want to take another Per Scholas course, we ask that you wait at least a year after graduation to apply. This will allow you to gain some real world experience!

Can I use my Post 911 GI Bill or Chapter 33 benefits for your training?

Currently, Per Scholas is not an approved GI Bill provider. We are in the process of gaining approval to become one. We will update this section as new information becomes available.

Are you a Veterans Administration VetTec provider?

Currently, Per Scholas is not an approved VetTec provider. We are in the process of gaining approval to become one. We will update this section as new information becomes available.

Are you a DOD Skillbridge approved provider?

Yes – we are DOD Skillbridge approved! You can view more information on the Skillbridge website here.

*Be sure to search Per Scholas in order to view the information!

Are Military Spouses eligible for your training?

Yes! We welcome Military Spouses to become future Per Scholians. Moreover, we are members of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership or MSEP. 

Do you support members of the Guard and Reserve? Or have you signed the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) statement of support?

Our Military Community support program is in its infancy stage. We definitely support members of the Guard and Reserve. We also have accommodations in place in case you are called to active duty. We have plans to sign the ESGR statement of support in early 2024.

Do I have to have an IT MOS, AFSC or career rating to participate in your training?

No! You do not have to have a rating in it to participate in our training. If you do have an IT rating, you can access our more advanced courses.

I’m recently separated or retired, I have scheduled VA compensation and pension appointments? I will have to miss class for these appointments. Will I be provided the opportunity to attend these appointments?

Yes! Your instructor will work with you. Our Learner Support team will work with you as well; you will be able to attend your appointments.

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Additional Resources

Whether or not Per Scholas seems like the right fit for you, consider these additional resources for Veterans, Military Spouses, and the Military Community:

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