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PER SCHOLAS

Who We Are: Per Scholas’ mission is to open doors to technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We envision a future where individuals from any community can access well-paying career positions, and where talent is recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.

What We Do: Per Scholas prepares motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed with the technical and business skills to launch successful careers in technology, creating on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. We collaborate with 

businesses to design industry- and job-specific courses based on employers’ IT needs; teach technology skills and professional development to highly motivated students from overlooked talent pools; and match talented graduates to employers, providing career support throughout the process.​

Why We're Important: Per Scholas addresses at least three significant workforce development needs for low-to-moderate income individuals: the opportunity gap that keeps many high-potential individuals trapped in unemployment or low-quality jobs; diversity gaps in the technology workforce; and the technology skills gap that nearly two-thirds of U.S. technology leaders say is impeding their businesses.

How We Impact the Community: By giving people the technical and business skills to gain meaningful employment and provide for themselves and their families, Per Scholas is building the foundation for stronger, financially stable communities.

How You Can Help: 

  • Volunteer: Per Scholas students learn from the best.

  • Lead: Become a thought partner or board member.

  • Hire: Our graduates are capable, committed and diverse.

  • Invest. Contributions allow us to offer training at no cost.

Connect with Per Scholas

112 Jefferson Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

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Executive Director: Tori Cunningham

Email: tcunningham@perscholas.org

Development Director: Caitlyn Brazill

Email: development@perscholas.org

Board Chair: Harold Bennett