At a time when unemployment remains at an all-time high, Google is unlocking economic opportunities and job growth in the tech industry for nearly 100,000 Americans, with the re-launch of its Career Certificates program. I’d like to gauge your interest in a story on the announcement!
On March 11, Grow with Google released three new certificates via Coursera, in user experience (UX) design, project management and data analytics, as well as a new Associate Android Developer Certification course. The program will be affordable and available to all job seekers, whether they do or don’t have a degree.
Following certificate completion, participants will have access to a job board of over 130 employers. New employers will include Anthem, Bayer, Deloitte, Verizon, SAP, Zennify, and SiriusXM+ Pandora, who are joining existing employers including Accenture, Infosys, and Google.
To ensure that everyone can get access to the Google Career Certificates, the company will also release 100,000 scholarships in the U.S. These scholarships will be distributed through non-profits, workforce development boards and other community organizations.