Google Announces 100,000 Scholarships In Data Analytics, Project Management, UX – On Monday, Google announced three new Google career certificates in high-growth, high-paying fields in data analytics, project management and user experience design, according to a news release.
Google also announced Monday it is funding 100,000 need-based scholarships for individuals enrolled in any of these career certificate programs.Google will consider all of its career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles at Google, according to the news release.
The certifications don’t require a college degree or prior experience in the field, Google noted. The online certification classes are taught by its employees, with a course taking about six months to complete and considered equivalent to a four-year college degree.
Here are more details on Google’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.