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We're closing the opportunity gap through our partnership with Per Scholas

Improving access & equity in the tech industry

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.

A Per Scholas student looks up into the distance
87%

of Per Scholas students are people of color

39%

of the current IT workforce are people of color

A smiling Per Scholas student

The exponential power of partnership

Our organizations share a similar purpose: creating the most significant amount of opportunity through career success. TEKsystems has placed hundreds of Per Scholas graduates in technology careers since 2015.

Together, we’re addressing the lack of diversity in the industry and the demand for technical talent by combining resources, leaning into strengths and partnering to widen our reach and deepen our impact for individuals, businesses and communities.

Learn more about the TEKsystems and Per Scholas partnership, including:

  • The state of the IT market
  • Inclusivity and diversity in tech and how to scale impact through partnership
  • Skills training that’s imperative to economic recovery
  • How the partnership works—from curriculum design to employment opportunities
  • Personal stories, first-hand experiences and data-backed analysis
  • Impact on 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

Talent Innovation

Together, we’re changing lives, businesses and communities

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