Monday, November 30, 2020

RPP #188: Per Scholas - Interview with Bridgette Gray

  • Interview with Bridgette Gray, Chief Impact Officer of Per Scholas on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Per Scholas is a national skills training nonprofit that provides tuition-free courses across the country. It has worked closely with students to make sure they have the tools necessary to learn from home during this pandemic. We discuss:
    • Training for those traditionally underrepresented
      in technology careers
      Bridgette Gray
    • 15-week "Bootcamp" style training sessions
    • Market-driven technical and professional skills training
    • Moving from in-class to online training during the pandemic     
    • Tech equipment challenges
    • Lack of universal broadband infrastructure
    • Funding sources 
    • Curriculum development including partnerships with
      Amazon and Google
    • Asynchronous or synchronous training
    • Articulation agreements to issue academic credits
    • Western Governors University as their national university partner

  • Links
  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 35:08