ST. LOUIS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Perficient, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading global digital consulting firm transforming the world’s largest companies and brands, today announced that its Bright Paths program will launch two new training bootcamps in Detroit and Lafayette, Louisiana. Perficient’s Bright Paths program is designed to advance STEM education and career opportunities for constituencies and under-represented communities.
The announcement follows the successful conclusion of the inaugural Perficient Bright Paths program in Detroit, which saw 22 women graduating from the bootcamp, the majority of whom accepted jobs with Perficient.
âAt Perficient, we believe innovation is best achieved when every perspective is considered,â said Andrea Lampert, vice president of human resources, Perficient. âWe introduced our first Bright Paths program to bring more diverse ideas and skills to the conversation while bridging the gap in STEM education and career opportunities in our communities. Following a successful initial cohort, we are excited to launch a second Bright Paths program in Detroit and expand the initiative to our Lafayette community.
The two Bright Paths training programs will be a partnership between Perficient and Strayer University’s Hackbright Academy, a coding and software engineering training program designed for women, as well as Devmountain, a design training program and coding program designed to equip students with the skills to begin their journey towards a career in technology.
Scheduled to launch in fall 2021, the Perficient-sponsored cohorts in Detroit and Lafayette will each include up to 25 students who will participate in a fully paid and personalized training bootcamp for up to 16 weeks. Perficient’s goal is to offer qualified graduates a full-time job in engineering and software development, where new colleagues will have the opportunity to partner with the biggest companies and brands. of the world.
âThe demand for digital experiences continues to grow, placing a high priority on the technical skills essential to create and execute these innovative solutions,â said Mary-Beth Ostasz, regional vice president of Perficient. âWe are confident that students of Perficient Bright Paths will receive in-depth training that will enhance their coding and development skills and prepare them for long-term careers. We invite anyone interested in pursuing a career in technology to consider applying.
Visit Perficient’s Bright Paths program landing page to learn more about the program and to apply to the upcoming Detroit and Lafayette cohorts. For more information on Perficient’s commitment to creating progress through initiatives focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Perficient is the world leader in digital consulting. We imagine, create, design and execute digital transformation solutions that help our clients exceed customer expectations, outperform the competition and grow their businesses. With unparalleled strategy, creativity and technology capabilities, we bring great thinking and innovative ideas, along with a hands-on approach to helping the world’s biggest companies and brands succeed. Listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.
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