We're on a mission to improve access and equity in the tech industry
Closing the opportunity gap
Now’s the time to expand opportunity in tech
Our reliance and demands on technology are evolving and multiplying, as is the need for talent to innovate, build and support that technology. Even in today’s uncertain business environment—IT unemployment remains low. The IT talent pool is constricted. The technology talent pipeline is not growing fast enough organically. The solution? Attract more talent to the field.
Bold, innovative, inclusive talent solutions
The technology industry has been widely criticized for its lack of diversity and inclusivity when it comes to the IT workforce. Traditional forms of IT education may not be accessible to everyone—more paths to opportunity need to be created. Per Scholas offers an alternative to traditional IT education. Since 1995, they’ve helped businesses build the talent they need by going into communities that have been underserved for decades. To date, they’ve helped open doors for over 11,000 individuals.
of Per Scholas students are people of color
of the current IT workforce are people of color
The exponential power of partnership
Our organizations share a similar purpose: creating the most significant amount of opportunity through career success. Since 2015, TEKsystems has placed hundreds of Per Scholas graduates in technology careers.
Considering that 87% of Per Scholas students are people of color, scaling this type of program could have profound impacts on the future faces of the IT workforce.
Together, we’re addressing the demand for technical talent and lack of talent pipeline in emerging technologies by combining resources, leaning into strengths and partnering to widen our reach and deepen our impact for individuals, businesses and communities.
I was struggling to find a job as an at-home mother. Because of this partnership, within a few months’ time, I went from being a person with the least desired skills to one of the most sought-after employees.
Zobaria Ashraf, TEKsystems Team Lead and Per Scholas Graduate