Carnegie Mellon University

Opening Doors

G2U Network Conversation

We invite you to join us for a G2U Network Conversation on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT: Opening the Doors to Technology Careers. G2U Network Conversations provide initiative partners an opportunity to connect with innovative national leaders and one another on topics relevant to the network.

Per Scholas, a national organization founded more than 25 years ago, prepares untapped talent from often overlooked communities for high-demand technical careers. Per Scholas’ unique training curriculum is designed in collaboration with employers and directly in response to identified workforce needs. With more than 12,000 graduates to date—87 percent are people of color, a third are women, and a third are young adults—Per Scholas is successfully building a more diverse and qualified technical workforce. Per Scholas has largely focused its efforts in the private sector thus far, but is exploring opportunities to leverage its model and lessons learned to support government hiring. Join a conversation with Per Scholas leaders to think together about strategies for bridging the government’s tech skills gap while also diversifying the talent pool.

Register here.