Per Scholas & Franklin University Partnership Announcement

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Who: Per Scholas Columbus and Franklin University

What: Joint partnership announcement between Per Scholas and Franklin University that will provide tuition benefits for Per Scholas graduates who are admitted to Franklin University’s Computer Science programs.

Where: Franklin University Ross Auditorium, 301 E. Rich Street, Columbus, OH 43215

When: December, 7th 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Why: Per Scholas, a national nonprofit that provides free IT training and employment placement services is partnering with Franklin University to offer tuition benefits for graduates looking to upskill and advance their careers. The partnership will allow graduates to access up to 20% off tuition if enrolled in Undergraduate or Associate degree majors in Computer Information Sciences. Additionally, the partnership will provide students with free books and allow them to take advantage of the “no tuition deferment fees” benefit.

This partnership combines two strong models of workforce training that will provide students access to applied technical learning and professional development as well as certification and degree opportunities making them career-ready candidates for the Ohio technology workforce.

About Per Scholas:
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, Per Scholas prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as IT professionals, and creates onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today Per Scholas provides solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has trained 7,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.

About Franklin University:
As a private, nonprofit institution, Franklin University was founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio, to serve the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities. Today, Franklin has grown into the second-largest private university in the state of Ohio. Nearly 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found across the country and around the world serving the communities in which they live and work. As an accredited, student-centered leader in online learning, Franklin University offers respected, in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Classes are taught online and at numerous Midwest university locations, and our MBA has broad international reach.