Platform by Per Scholas
Platform by Per Scholas, a new series of customized training tracks that put students in direct hiring pipelines with major technology employers, is an extension of the Per Scholas workforce development model. Platform students receive free hands-on training, career development resources and interview opportunities with technology employers to help take their career to the next level.
Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, has partnered with Per Scholas to develop and offer our first series of customized training courses. As a business whose primary asset is the talent of its people, Cognizant’s role as a Platform employer partner further showcases its commitment to support and enhance leading-edge programs that attract and cultivate individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Together through Platform’s customized skill-based training both organizations are working to build the technology workforce of the future.
Per Scholas, is a national nonprofit organization that bridges the gap between business needs and community talent by providing rigorous, market-informed and tuition-free technology training courses.
For more than 20 years, the Per Scholas employer-driven approach to workforce development has opened doors to transformative careers in technology for more than 7,000 individuals around the country. Our proven model and leadership is demonstrated by an 80 percent job placement rate with some of the nation’s top tech firms. On average, Per Scholas’ grads increase their post-training income by 429 percent.