IT job training non-profit Per Scholas plans to bring 150 new software testing jobs to the Bronx, New York, this Fall when it opens a large software testing center there.
According to a DNAinfo.com news story:
Per Scholas, which is based in The Bronx, and the IT consulting company Doran Jones plan to open the roughly $1 million, three-story, 90,000-square-foot software testing center at 804 E. 138th St., near Willow Avenue.
All of the entry-level jobs will be sourced from Per Scholas graduates, and the boom of 150 new jobs is widely expected to open a lot of doors not usually available in the urban Bronx neighborhood. Keith Klain, co-CEO of Doran Jones, hopes to see the center eventually grow to 500 employees.
As a proud partner of Per Scholas, uTest was there for the groundbreaking of the testing center earlier in 2014, and looks forward to many more lives that we can collectively influence.
Per Scholas is a non-profit with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing technology education, access, training and job placement services for people in underserved communities.