Google announced today that it will give 39,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships to Filipino students and job seekers from underserved communities with job-ready skills. This is to help them land career opportunities in high-demand industries such as IT.
A Grow with Google initiative, Google Career Certificates provide a suite of flexible online training programs available on Coursera.org. These certificates, built and taught by Google, are designed to provide learners from all backgrounds with digital skills within an estimated time of 3 to 6 months. The four certificate options that Google provides are IT Support, UX Design, Data Analytics, and Project Management.
“Google is committed to supporting the Philippines’ economic growth through the opportunities created by the country’s growing digital economy,” said Bernadette Nacario, Country Director, Google Philippines. “With the unemployment rate at 5.2% and rapidly growing job postings in tech, Google hopes to address the digital skills gap and improve the lives of thousands of Filipinos for themselves and their families by providing free Google Career Certificates.”
Google will work closely with local partners such as the Globe Group and government stakeholders including the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Information and Communications Technology to distribute the scholarships. These distribution partners will nominate qualified recipients and track the progress of the scholars.
Google Career Certificates are available for everyone aged 18 and above and require no previous degree or experience. By providing scholarships for the certificates, Google will create learning and economic opportunities for people in underserved communities, including low-income and vocational students and college drop-outs among others.
Learn more about the Google Career Certificates here.