GOOGLE FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS
Google plans to fund 100,000 need-based career certification scholarships to assist workers in finding jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Monday.
Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president of global affairs, said in a release that the tech giant’s new suite of Google Career Certificates includes the fields of data analytics, project management and user experience design.
Participants do not need a college degree or prior experience for the program, and Google considers the certificate itself equivalent to a four-year degree.
“College degrees are out of reach for many Americans, and you shouldn’t need a college diploma to have economic security,” Walker said in a statement.
“We need new, accessible job-training solutions — from enhanced vocational programs to online education — to help America recover and rebuild,” he added.
The certificate programs take about six months to complete.