Grow With Google Job Training Announcement
Google has always worked to get people correct information during critical times, like the ones we are living through today. Recently, Google rolled out a program to help people access the most up-to-date information regarding vaccine availability and locations.
Now, we are working to help rebuild a more equitable economy as we mark one year of the global pandemic and look forward to a post-pandemic world. In pursuit of this goal, Google is launching new resources to help train workers for fast-growing, good-paying jobs – with a focus on the communities hardest hit by the crisis, including:
- The launch of three new Google Career Certificates, in the fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience (UX) Design. Additionally, a new Associate Android Developer Certification is being announced, which prepares learners for entry-level jobs in Android development. With 1.3 million jobs open in these fields right now in the U.S., the opportunity for workers is significant.
- 100,000 scholarships to be distributed through nonprofits, workforce development boards, and other community organizations such as Per Scholas, NPower and Goodwill.
- An expansion of the Google employer consortium to more than 130 employers, who are eager to hire people who have earned these certificates. Graduates can share their resumes directly with employers like Anthem, Verizon, Bayer, Deloitte, SAP, and Better.com, who are joining Accenture, Walmart, Infosys and, of course, Google.
- The launch of 110 new apprenticeships at Google in Data Analytics, IT Support, Project Management, User Experience (UX) Design, Digital Marketing and Software Engineering.
Google will also be working closely with community colleges, state leaders and the National Association of Workforce Boards to ensure local workforce programs, one-stop centers, and community employers know how to refer local jobseekers to these training programs and connect graduates to local jobs.
These programs build on ongoing work to upskill American job seekers and small businesses. Since 2017, through Google’s broader skilling programs, grantees and partners, we’ve helped put more than 170,000 Americans into new jobs – with 69% from underrepresented groups and 75% low income.
To learn more about the recent announcement, you can read Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s blog post here.