October 29, 2021 – GenSpark announced today that it has entered a new partnership with Per Scholas, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing tuition-free IT training to adults located in American cities where IT training is needed most. This strategic partnership will allow both organizations to amplify their impact in the technology workforce. Their shared goal is to get successfully trained candidates into stable technology careers; GenSpark and Per Scholas will be sharing curriculums as well as candidates to ensure individuals are properly trained and able to jumpstart their IT careers.
GenSpark is passionate about bridging the gap in the technology workforce, especially when it comes to connecting bright new talent from all walks of life with fulfilling careers. This partnership with Per Scholas will ignite new opportunities in training, networking, and overall employment connections.
Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas said, “We are truly excited to have this powerful partnership with GenSpark that commits to opening up new career opportunities in technology for diverse IT talent, increasing racial equity in tech hiring, as well as building a pathway to a thriving wage for our graduates and their families.”
As a first act of collaboration, on Oct. 4th GenSpark was a sponsor for the Diverse by Design Golf Tournament, a networking event for business leaders and philanthropist dedicated to the advancement of America’s technology workforce. Proceeds from the event were donated to Per Scholas to aid in their continued effort of developing diverse tech talent across America.
ABOUT GEN SPARK
GenSpark fills technology talent gaps by bridging underrepresented pools of talent to corporations in need of key skills. The company’s passion for opportunity and diversity translates into a recasting of the tech workforce, with deep investment in both client and candidate success. Candidates are employed and custom-trained to the specifications of client firms, connecting the unconnected to refreshed and fulfilling careers. The Atlanta-based firm services clients and candidates nationwide.
For more information, visit GenSpark.net
ABOUT PER SCHOLAS
Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 17 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 14,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology.
To learn more, visit PerScholas.org