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Perficient Bright Paths Program

Advancing STEM Education and Career Opportunities

We’re committed to bringing more diverse insights and skillsets into the conversation to drive true innovation through the Bright Paths Program. 

Closing the Gap in the Technology Industry

In partnership with Strayer University, we’re creating relevant learning experiences that prepare students for the workforce, and further drive innovation and growth in the technology industry.

We believe so strongly that this program can help address employment inequalities too often found in our industry, and we’re making investments to ensure progress happens. We’re confident that our Bright Paths program will bring more opportunities to deserving individuals. Tom Hogan, Chief Executive Officer

Q&A: What Perficient's Bright Paths Program Aims to Achieve

Members of our leadership team discuss the inspiration and goals for the Bright Paths program.

See Where We’re Making an Impact

More Than 125 Students Have Graduated from the Bright Paths Program

The Perficient Bright Paths Program is a partnership with Strayer University’s Hackbright Academy, a coding bootcamp and software engineering program designed for women, as well as Devmountain, a design and coding bootcamp specifically designed to equip minority students from underrepresented communities with the skills to start their journey toward a career in tech. Since first launching in late 2020, more than 125 students with diverse technical backgrounds, including many women and minorities, have graduated from the Bright Paths Program, the vast majority accepting roles at Perficient. 

Each have completed software engineering coursework, learned about the consulting business, connected with mentors, and engineered their own innovative applications. From helping people improve their plant-growing skills to enabling smarter financial investments, from helping set and track healthy habits to facilitating networking and collaboration between non-profit organizations, students put their development skills to the test.

Bright Paths Students Bring Ingenuity to Custom App Development

Our first cohort of Bright Paths students kicked off the program with lessons on the fundamental concepts of software engineering. The students put their knowledge to work by engineering their own innovative applications and showcasing their work during a Demo Day. Check out their presentations.

Three Bright Paths Graduates Explain Why They Applied to the Program

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career change, turning a hobby into a career, or looking to enhance your technical skillsets, Perficient Bright Paths Program could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read what inspired three program graduates, now Perficient colleagues, to apply to the program.

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