Our Partner Per Scholas

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, they prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and they create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today they provide solutions in twelve cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. To date, Per Scholas has trained more than 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.

For almost twenty-five years Per Scholas has worked alongside businesses across every industry to train and deliver qualified and diverse talent solutions for in-demand roles. All of Per Scholas’ curriculum is closely informed by employer partners, market trends and the guided by insights from local and national advisory board members.


  • 85% of students graduate
  • 80% of graduates land jobs
  • 70% of graduates retain employment for at least one year

Per Scholas partners with over 500 businesses across the United States to offer diverse and qualified talent solutions for a wide range of technology careers. Employer partners report that Per Scholas graduates have higher retention rates, are better problem solvers and increase the diversity of their teams.

Two third-party evaluations of Per Scholas have concluded that graduates earn significantly more, 50% less likely to rely on public assistance and 50% more likely to report life satisfaction than individuals who did not participate in the training.

ActivateIT develops and connects talented and motivated people with great jobs and employers. We help businesses develop a strategic, diverse talent pool for their jobs today and their workforce of the future.

By partnering with ActivateIT, you benefit from qualified, job-ready candidates with the skills you need to compete today and in the future.

Recruit, Train, and Upskill

“In order for corporations to keep pace with the increasing need for skilled workers, we need bold and scalable investments in training organizations like Per Scholas. They bring unparalleled expertise to recruit, train, and upskill individuals for the most in-demand technology roles that remain critical to our ability to grow.”
– Eric Westphal, Senior Director for Global Workforce Strategy and Economic Development, Cognizant