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Per Scholas Inc. Youth Career Pathways, Technical Instructor in Detroit, Michigan

POSITION TITLE:? Youth Career Pathways, Technical Instructor - Remote/DetroitF/T Contract (Immediate)

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Career Pathways

Per Scholas is a workforce development nonprofit that provides rigorous and tuition-free technical training and onramps to careers in Information Technology (IT). We offer an innovative approach to help young people design their future career pathways -- simulated tech work-based learning. High school students will gain work-related skills and learn to perform simulated technology tasks aligned to entry-level IT positions, as they navigate their postsecondary training pathways.


This individual will partner with high schools to build access to infrastructure technology education, exposing high school students to careers with impressive growth potential. To learn more about the initiative, visit TCEP - Technology Career Exploration Program.


  • Facilitate remote course that provides high school students with an introduction to IT concepts, including but not limited to:

  • Desktop operating systems, including Windows and Mac OS

  • Application support

  • Troubleshooting hardware and software problems

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • Basic computer hardware

  • Tutor students who are preparing for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Plus certification examination

  • Administrative responsibilities relating to course implementation, especially in a remote setting

  • Use full G-Suite to communicate, present, and organize information with high school teachers and other partners


Professional Qualifications

  • Certifications related to training course - CompTIA A+ required, Net+ preferred

  • Knowledgeable on IT functions and tools, described above

  • Expert use of G-Suite and Microsoft functions and operations


  • Experience working with high school youth

  • Detroit Resident (remote currently due to COVID 19)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passion for working with youth and community members

  • Passion for the mission of Per Scholas

  • Passion for teaching others

  • Desire to learn independently and quickly

  • Highly responsive communicator

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Flexibility to adapt to changes in schedule

  • Interest in being part of a start-up culture of growth and continuous improvement

  • Team oriented

  • Ability to thrive in remote work environments, including time management and balancing multiple projects


We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You?ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.


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, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in eleven cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; the National Capital RegionÍž Newark, NJ, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. To date, Per Scholas has trained more than 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.


Learn more at perscholas.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.