Per Scholas is a national organization that works to advance economic equity by providing no-cost training for technology careers. Operating in more than 20 locations across the nation, Per Scholas partners with tech employers, policymakers, and community-based organizations to create tech career pathways for its program participants and support increased diversity in the tech sector. In addition to focusing on hands-on technical skills development, its curriculum includes professional skills learning to prepare job seekers for success in the labor market. In 2021, 84 percent of the organization’s program participants were people of color, and a third were women. To date, more than 16,000 people have graduated from Per Scholas’ training program. The latest figures indicate that 80 percent of its graduates find full-time jobs within a year, with an average starting wage of $21 per hour. Read more.
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