$10 million in job training Google grants

Google Career
Google Career Certificates

Learn job-ready skills to start or advance your career in areas of high demand. These certifications, developed by Google, connect you to top national employers hiring for relevant roles.

The technology has become a lifeline to assist many small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. And online tools can help people learn new skills and find well-paid jobs. Almost two-thirds of all new jobs created since 2010 require either high-level or intermediate digital skills. This poses a challenge for many job seekers as well as for America’s long-term economic security. People need good jobs and the wider economy needs their energy and skills to support our future growth.

College degrees are out of reach for many Americans, and you shouldn’t need a college diploma to have economic security. We need new, accessible job-training solutions—from enhanced vocational programs to online education—to help America recover and rebuild.

Our Grow with Google initiative helps people gain the skills they need to get a job or grow their business. Today, we’re announcing a new Google Career Certificates package that will help Americans qualify in high-paying high-growth jobs – no college degree required. We will fund 100,000 need-based scholarships and evaluate our new career certifications at Google for the equivalent of a four-year degree for relevant roles. We also commit to a $ 10 million business training grant on Google.org for communities in America, working with partners such as YWCA, NPower, and JFF.

Google Career Certificates

Here are more details on today’s announcements:

Three new Google Career Certificates in the high-paying, high-growth career fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience (UX) Design. Like our IT Support and Automation in Python Certificates, these new career programs are designed and taught by Google employees who work in these fields. The programs equip participants with the essential skills they need to get a job. No degree or prior experience is required to take the courses.

100,000 need-based scholarships, funded by Google, to complete any of these career certificates.
An expansion of our IT Certificate Employer Consortium, which currently includes over 50 employers like Walmart, Hulu, Sprint and of course Google.

Hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities at Google for people completing these career certificate programs to provide real on-the-job training.

The Google Career Certificates in Career and Technical Education high schools throughout America, starting with our IT Support Certificate this Fall. These certificates build on our established partnership with more than 100 community colleges.

$10 million in Google.org grants to the YWCA, NPower and JFF to help workforce boards and nonprofits improve their job training programs and increase access to digital skills for women, veterans, and underserved Americans. As part of our Future of Work initiative, since 2017 Google.org has provided over $200 million in grants to nonprofits working to promote economic opportunity.


The new Google Career Certificates build on our existing programs to create pathways to IT Support careers for people without a university degree. Launched in 2018, the Google IT Certification program has become the single most popular certification on Coursera, with thousands of people found new jobs and increased earnings after completing the course. Take Yves Cooper, who enrolled in the program through our Grow with Google Partner Merit America while working as a minibus driver. Within five days of completing the program, a role as an IT help desk technician was offered at a nonprofit organization in his hometown of Washington, DC. technology industry: 58 percent of IT Certificate learners are identified as Black, Latino, female, or experienced.



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