Building Better Programs

Mobility Evaluation: Moving Up the Ladder

The Economic Mobility Corporation (Mobility) evaluated Project Scale which is a network engineer training program from Per Scholas in New York City. Scale offered 18 weeks of information technology training in partnership with the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

The evaluation found that:

  • 80% of students who enrolled in Scale, including 87% of graduates were employed.
  • Nearly all (97%) who found jobs were working full-time.
  • Program participants were earning an average of $22.33 an hour, 15% more than they had earned in their last job before enrolling.

Moving Up the Ladder: Per Scholas Launches Project Scale