QualiTest, the world’s largest software and QA testing company and the largest in the USA, announced today that it is in the process of hiring recent software testing graduates from Per Scholas, a national nonprofit providing free educational services and IT career support for people in underserved communities. Following a recent visit to one of Per Scholas’ campuses to give a talk and meet the students of its first software testing program, QualiTest is now looking to hire the entire graduating class.
“QualiTest is enjoying substantial growth,” said Yaron Kottler, CEO of QualiTest Group US. “We’ve been hiring 50 employees every month, and it’s a great boon to our company that we can take on a group of hand-picked individuals who’ve been trained by the likes of James Bach and Paul Holland. This is huge win-win – it’s a great opportunity for us as well as for the graduating testers themselves.”
Per Scholas works prominently in the Bronx serving residents from all the five boroughs, and is in the process of expanding to other areas around the country. “Since 1998, more than 4,500 adults have enrolled in our flagship IT-Ready job training and placement offerings in New York, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH,” said Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas. “The graduates are working today in hundreds of corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. We conservatively estimate their collective earnings exceed $150 million per year.”
“It’s always been a priority at QualiTest to establish test teams that are as diverse as possible,” commented Alishaa Chhabra, HR director at QualiTest USA. “Our exploratory testing approach requires testers to think of interesting ways to crash or ‘break’ the systems they test; creating an environment that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds is an important aspect of that process. We’re excited about this long term partnership with Per Scholas and look forward to their next graduating class.”
About Per Scholas
Per Scholas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering free, high quality technology education, job training, placement and career development opportunities to people in underserved communities. Since 1998, more than 4,000 un- and underemployed adults (18+ years old) have enrolled in its IT-Ready job training and placement programs in New York City, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH. Its fourth operation will open in the Washington DC region in early 2014. The Social Impact Exchange recently named us one of the top 100 nonprofits creating proven social impact in the U.S.