Nonprofit that teaches tech skills says the demand for tech jobs is high

Nonprofit that teaches tech skills says the demand for tech jobs is high

Recent graduates with a select skillset may have the best chance of surviving the job market, according to a nonprofit.
Brooklyn resident India just recently celebrated her virtual graduation from Per Scholas, a national nonprofit that provides tuition-free tech training.
A tech job is one that people should want, says Abe Mendez, Per Scholas’ managing director in New York.
"The world of work has moved to remote and we are seeing a lot of demand in different technical areas,” he says.
He says this includes a demand for tech-support at local hospitals.
Per Scholas was founded in the South Bronx and aims to reach under-served communities - preparing students for jobs in help-desk support, cyber security and software engineering.
For India, who never graduated college, she feels more prepared than ever.
"It has actually really completed me and really fulfilled me,” she says.
To be eligible for Per Scholas, people have to have a high school diploma or equivalency. News 12 was told that 30% of applicants are accepted.
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