Google Offers Scholarships for Virtual Career Certificate Programs

Google Offers Scholarships for Virtual Career Certificate Programs
Izzy Hall

Tech jobs are in high demand in today’s online-focused industry, and with Americans relying on technology to work, attend school and socialize from home, that demand isn’t going away anytime soon. In light of that need, Google is preparing to launch three new Career Certificate Programs and is offering 100,000 need-based scholarships for non-traditional students looking to break into a new industry.

Google’s Career Certificate Programs will take approximately three to six months to complete – no previous experience required. Students will use the digital platform Coursera to access the class. Upon completion, students gain access to resources to help “facilitate their job search and interview preparation,” according to the Program’s website. Upcoming programs offer certification for data analysts, project managers or UX designers - jobs that Google estimates as averaging wages of $66k to $93k a year. To attract students to their platform, Google offers one final boon – if students apply to related roles at Google, then during the hiring process the company will treat their certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree.

Google hopes these programs will help Americans struggling to find high-paying work connect with in-demand growth fields. But they’re also an attractive option for traditional students who are not planning to enroll for the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19. If you’re taking a year or just a semester off, perhaps a Career Certificate Program sounds appealing? You can trust Google to deliver a reliable online program, and you can learn anytime and from anywhere.

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