Google Announces 100000 Scholarships
Google announced 100,000 scholarships for students in Africa on a Thursday in 2020. The initiative is part of the company's plan to train one million people in Africa on digital skills by 2022.
The Google Digital Skills for Africa scholarship program will offer four-month training to individuals who want to build their technical knowledge and boost their careers.
Google said the training will be free of charge and include a wide range of courses, from digital marketing and data analytics to project management and web development.
This was announced by Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Country Director at Google Nigeria, and Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Director of Civic Innovation at Google, during the event. The program will award 50 000 scholarships for Associate Android Developer and 50 000 for Mobile Web Specialist through a developer challenge on Udacity.
The challenge is open until early next year. Top performing students will earn a full scholarship to one of Google’s Nanodegree programs, valued at US$199 per month. There are also discounts available for those who can’t afford the membership fees.
The scholarship is a part of the Grow with Google initiative, a global initiative that aims to help people, businesses, and organizations grow their skills, careers, and companies with online tools from Google.
The Grow with Google initiative includes two other digital skills for Africa and Launchpad Accelerator Africa. The Digital Skills for Africa project aims to train one million Africans in digital skills over three years. The project also aims to train 20 000 trainers on digital skills training to teach others in their communities. The Launchpad Accelerator Africa project is aimed at supporting African startups through training,
The Mountain View, California-based company, will offer 100,000 scholarships, including need-based aid, to help make the program accessible to more learners.
The certificate consists of five courses from Google's existing IT Support Professional Certificate program and one additional course. It covers troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. The program was developed with Grow with Google and Coursera.
The certificate will be available on Coursera on June 25th. After completing the certificate program, learners can connect with top companies hiring for entry-level IT roles through the Grow with Google job search tool. For more information about careers in IT, support, and other new certificates offered through Coursera's Career Pathways initiative, visit blog.coursera.org/post/173326507066/new-courses-for-it-support-automation.