Google announces $1b commitment to tech education
Google has announced a new initiative to equip American workers with the technical skills required to get a job or grow their business, as well as to provide $1 billion in grants and 1 million hours of voluntary work to not-for-profits worldwide over the next five years.
The search giant said $10 million of the $1 billion commitment will be provided to Goodwill, a workforce development non-profit, to launch the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator. It is the largest grant Google.org has awarded to a single organization, the company noted.
Goodwill will also benefit from the 1,000 Google employees who plan to make themselves available to do career coaching over the next three years.
Around 2,600 full scholarships will be funded by Google through non-profit organisations, the company said, and to ensure these courses translate into jobs, it will be connecting graduates with potential employers including Bank of America, L’Oreal, PNC Bank, and Google.
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