On Tuesday September 27th, our CEO Jes Staley and US colleagues joined Per Scholas in celebrating the grand opening of their new Brooklyn location. Built in partnership with Barclays, the expansion will allow Per Scholas to serve an additional 140 New Yorkers annually, expanding its impact to more than 550 New Yorkers trained every year.
Per Scholas is a nonprofit organization that provides tuition-free technology skills training and professional development to un- or underemployed individuals. The Brooklyn location will offer a newly developed 16-week cybersecurity training track, developed in close partnership with Barclays, which aims to train and prepare graduates for cybersecurity jobs and opportunities. Barclays has committed to hiring 10 Per Scholas cybersecurity graduates for six-month paid internships upon graduation.