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Grants From Prudential Will Help Bridge Digital Divides In Newark

Grants From Prudential Will Help Bridge Digital Divides In Newark

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Prudential recently made a pair of donations that will help bridge digital divides in the company's home city of Newark.

Earlier this month, national tech training nonprofit Per Scholas announced that it received a $1 million, multi-year grant from Prudential Financial to support its program operations in Newark. The goal is to help prepare low-income and minority communities for jobs in the growing tech sector.

According to a news release, over the next three years, the funds will be used to enroll more than 500 students in training tracks such as cloud data management, software engineering, network support, and cybersecurity as a way to meet local employer needs. In addition to tuition-free curriculum, Per Scholas Newark students will also receive career support services, financial coaching, and networking opportunities with a variety of Fortune 500 hiring partners.

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