Per Scholas is a national nonprofit organization offering free, high quality technology education, job training, placement, and career development opportunities to people in underserved communities.
Since 1998, more than 5,000 unemployed and underemployed adults (18+ years old) have enrolled in its job training programs. Per Scholas offers a free 8-week job training course (IT-Ready) providing high quality, hands-on technical skills training and professional soft skills development to unemployed and underemployed adults. The course teaches to the CompTIA A+ certification, which prepares candidates for specific entry-level help desk and technical support roles that are available in our community.
The Per Scholas model has been twice recognized by the White House for its effectiveness serving the unemployed and proven successful through independent studies, launching its growth into new regions. In 2015, Per Scholas launched services in Dallas.
Nationally, 85 percent of Per Scholas participants graduate and obtain industry certification and 75 percent of graduates land jobs.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor, in partnership with Pathways to Work, invested $150k in seed funding and provided mentoring support for recruiting, employer and workforce development relations, and fundraising.