Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Per Scholas and TEKsystems Announce Open Enrollment for the Launch of Network Support Training Track in Philadelphia

Contact: Olivia Buffington ([email protected], 646-680-0907)

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Per Scholas and TEKsystems Announce Open Enrollment for the Launch of Network Support Training Track in Philadelphia

The joint partnership will provide free skills training, career development, and job placement services to Philadelphia residents from overlooked communities.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Per Scholas has officially opened enrollment for its new technology training curriculum in Philadelphia, in conjunction with full-stack technology services provider TEKsystems. The Network Support training program offers the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications and equips students with the skills needed to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs as a support technician. Applications are now being accepted for the tuition-free 15-week program, which will be taught at 3675 Market Street in the Cambridge Innovation Center.

This announcement is the latest joint effort by Per Scholas and TEKsystems to develop a strong and diverse talent pipeline for emerging U.S. tech hubs. The custom training partnership will initially connect at least 540 motivated and talented individuals in Philadelphia, Boston and Detroit, with the critical skills employers are demanding across each market.

A hiring and training partner since 2015, TEKsystems has hired more than 400 Per Scholas graduates, including a significant number in network support positions. Bringing this partnership to scale will ensure that future career opportunities are accessible by all communities and that equity is a primary consideration as regional and national economies develop.

Successful graduates will have the opportunity to partner with TEKsystems recruiters in each city and be given access to the full suite of graduate services Per Scholas provides with two years of alumni follow-up and support. Each training track will provide practical, hands-on training to participants, along with long-term career guidance and placement support. Skills-based training tracks will be determined from the demand in each local market and may include skills relevant to IT, cyber security, software engineering and data engineering among others.

Per Scholas graduates increase their income by an average of 400 percent upon completing the program and have access to hiring opportunities offered by corporate partners. Individuals interested in the training opportunity should direct applications to www.platformbyps.org/philly/network-support.

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About TEKsystems®

We’re partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500 across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That’s the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

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. Today we provide our solutions in eight cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ and New York, NY. To date, Per Scholas has trained 9,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.