• September 22, 2023

As part of its mission to champion diversity, equity and inclusion in tech, Google, together with the Globe Group, is providing Google Career Certificate scholarships to members of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (PLCC).

A Grow with Google initiative, Google Career Certificates (GCC) is a suite of flexible online training programs via Coursera.org. These certificates are designed to provide learners from all backgrounds with digital skills within an estimated time of 3 to 6 months.

On top of the four certificates IT Support, UX Design, Data Analytics, and Project Management launched in 2022, two new courses will be available to learners: Digital Ecommerce and IT Automation

“The country’s digital economy continues to grow and Google is committed to creating inclusive opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community. Through the Google Career Certificate scholarships program and together with our partners, we hope that members of the LGBTQ+ community under the PLCC will get the digital skillset needed to remain globally competitive and land career opportunities that will eventually improve their lives and the community,” said Bernadette Nacario, Country Director, Google Philippines.

Google will work closely with the Globe Group and the PLCC to distribute the GCC 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 to 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.

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