Google Career Certificate scholarships available for 39,000 Filipino students

Google Career Certificate Filipino students
Google is offering scholarships to youths in underserved communities. Google launch photo.

Google Career Certificate scholarships are now available for 39,000 Filipino students and jobseekers from underserved communities to enable them to be job-ready for the IT industry.

Google Philippines launched its new skills training program on September 28, 2022, as part of the Grow with Google initiative.

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The Google Career Certificates provide a suite of flexible online training programs available on Coursera. 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.

There are four certificate options that Google provides:

  • 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,” Nacario 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.

“Empowering today’s workforce with digital and job-ready skills is important to lead the country towards economic development,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.

“As we continue to move towards inclusive growth and employment generation, programs like the Google Career Certificate scholarships are invaluable to our mission of creating globally competitive industries,” said Alfredo Pascual, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

“The Google Career Certificates program will be key in driving capacity-building and career advancement opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology sector,” said Atty. Ivan John Enrile Uy, Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology.

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.

“The Google Career Certificates program will serve as the ticket that will help me arrive at the destination of my dreams for me and my family. The tech industry is becoming increasingly competitive and it is important to gain relevant skills that will give us a competitive advantage,” shared Shiela Marie Manzano, Civil Engineering student and a Google Career Certificate scholar.

Learn more about the Google Career Certificates here.

Google has been providing skills training to various sectors including women and MSMEs.

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