Per Scholas on overcoming poverty with technology

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Per Scholas President & CEO Plinio Ayala makes his debut into the 'blogosphere' with a great article about overcoming poverty in his hometown of the Bronx with workforce technology training.

<p><a href="http://www.perscholas.org" target="_blank">Per Scholas</a>&nbsp;is a fantastic I.T focused non-profit organization that provides free technology education, training and job placement services to low income communities throughout New York. &nbsp;They're home to the largest professional I.T workforce development program in NYC, and just recently celebrated the hiring of one of their graduates by no less than Goldman Sachs.</p>

Per Scholas staff work hand in hand with employers to determine what their needs are, then train their students in those skills, creating a job ready workforce without skill gaps. Students of Per Scholas undergo a 15 week I.T training program, tuition free, graduating with certifications like CompTIA A+ and MCTS.

Read Plinio's full article over at Per Scholas' website: http://www.perscholas.org/2012/07/20/meet-plinio/

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