Technology giant Google announced its plans of offering 100,000 free scholarships for Indian job seekers to help them gain the skills that tech companies are currently seeking in employees. The surge in demand for highly skilled workers can be witnessed in the technology industry of India.
The program aims to bridge the digital skill gap between Indian job seekers and employers, which would help in meeting the market demand of trained specialists. Google has collaborated with NASSCOM Foundation, Safeducate, and TATA Strive to offer this scholarship program. The companies will identify underprivileged learners across India and provide them with free enrollment to a Google Career Certificate course of their choice.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “With the digital economy’s potential to add millions of jobs, the government is committed to providing Indians every opportunity to upskill.” He further added that he is delighted to see Google Career Certificates provide training in key digital skills and launch an employer consortium to boost employment in the country.
Google also plans to provide grooming support to learners by offering training in soft and business skills. Learners will receive assistance in building their resumes and interview preparation. Apart from this scholarship program, Google Career Certificate courses are available on Coursera.
Learners can opt for various courses, including IT Support, IT Automation, Project Management, Data Analytics, and UX Design, on Coursera’s online platform. Google has partnered with many industry-leading companies such as Accenture, Wipro, Genpact, Tech Mahindra, Times Internet, and Better.com to provide employment opportunities to learners.
Interested companies can sign up for this program to increase the employer pool further. Last year, Google announced a fund of $10 billion to boost the digitization process in India, which has shown remarkable results. With this new program, Google further strengthens its commitment to transform India’s digital ecosystem.