A total of 39,000 Filipino students and jobseekers from underserved communities will have a chance to develop job-ready skills through an initiative of Google Philippines in collaboration with local partners.
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 following flexible online training programs are available for free on Coursera:
- IT Support
- UX Design
- Data Analytics
- 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,” she added.
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.