- Employees can reskills themselves by Google Career Certificates.
- Google to build Employer consortium.
- Infosys, the Bangalore based I.T. services company, said that it would hire 500 Google Career Certificate grads over the next two years.
Google has announced the enrollment for its latest Google Career Certificates in data analytics, user experience (UX) design and project management. About 50 per cent of all employees need reskilling and upskilling by 2025 as companies are becoming digital enterprises.
In an email response S. Moorthy, EVP & Head, U.S. Operations, Infosys stated: “The new Google Career Certificates come at a crucial time for job seekers in America. There are over 1 million jobs nationwide in the certificate fields. Infosys will hire via Merit America, a nonprofit firm that associates with tech giants to prepare workers to succeed in higher-wage jobs, and also directly through Google.”
CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai in a blog, stated that Google has also released a new Associate Android Developer Certification, which helps learners prepare for entry-level jobs in Android development field. Having 1.3 million jobs open in these fields right now in the U.S., the opportunity is notable.
More than 130 employers have joined the employer consortium, and are eager to hire people who have completed these certifications. Graduates can share their resumes to employers like Verizon, Deloitte, Bayer, Anthem, SAP, and Better.com, who are joining Infosys, Accenture, Walmart and, of course, Google.
“We are also partnering with Guild Education to bring Google Career Certificates to help some of the country’s largest employers upskill and reskill their workforce,” wrote Pichai.
Pichai further wrote, “Not only is Google hiring these certificate grads, but we’re also using the certificates to upskill and reskill Google teams, from I.T. support techs to data analysts. We’re also beginning applications for Google’s apprenticeship program in our Career Certificate fields in addition to a few other professional programs.
We will hire 100s of apprentices over the next years to participate in on-the-job training and applied to learn.”
In India, Pichai stated, Google is working to make certificates more accessible and is going to launch an employer consortium. “And in addition to our Career Certificates, now we’re also making our cloud computing, big data and machine learning training free for U.S. job seekers to help them prepare for jobs in these high-growth fields.”
“Globally, we’re providing 100,000 scholarships for our Career Certificates in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In India, we’re trying to make certificates more accessible and launch an employer consortium,” he said.