Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Per Scholas and Splunk Collaborate to Offer Tuition-Free Technology Training and Professional Development

Per Scholas and Splunk Collaborate to Offer Tuition-Free Technology Training and Professional Development 

Release:     For Immediate Release: 08.06.2018

Contact:      Jake McIntosh, Director, Strategic Communications, Per Scholas                               [email protected] - 978.578.6821        

Overview:   National workforce nonprofit Per Scholas has partnered with Splunk Inc., first in delivering “aha” moments from machine data, to offer free software, training and support for overlooked talent pools in New York City. The infrastructure will increase the breadth and expertise of training curriculum for the nonprofit to further drive social change in communities across the country. Through offering tuition-free technology training and professional development, Per Scholas prepares motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers in technology.

 Splunk’s social impact and corporate responsibility program Splunk4Good and Splunk Pledge support Platform by Per Scholas, which offers employer-customized training tracks, putting students in direct hiring pipelines of major employers. Students use Splunk® Enterprise as part of the Platform by Per Scholas SOC (Security Operations Center) Analyst training, where they learn advanced networking and security through the hands-on Splunk Fundamentals courses.

“Our partnership with Splunk is providing the next level of tools and support critical to  teaching industry-relevant procedures to protect data and secure networks,” says James Judge, Managing Director, Platform by Per Scholas. “Platform is offering a new model for pre-employment training with curriculum that is customized to fit nuanced job specifications.  Splunk’s support helps us keep pace with today’s tech needs, and  benefit hundreds of our students, their families and the companies where they will work.”

Splunk is committed to supporting our community partners in their drive for social change through data and technology,” said Corey Marshall, Director, Splunk4Good. “Our partnership with Platform by Per Scholas offers a training opportunity to help build the next generation of security specialists. We are dedicated to helping talented individuals develop the skills to become experts in their field and become a resource to businesses in need of technology talent.” 

About Per Scholas

 Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Platform by Per Scholas works hand in hand with corporations to design customized training tracks for partners seeking to hire diverse and qualified talent. 

Today, Per Scholas provides solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York, NY. To date, Per Scholas has trained 7,500 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.