Google partners with Coursera to launch the Google IT Support Professional Certificate programme for IT support professionals to help create entry-level IT support jobs globally.
The programme will help anyone with no prior experience to be ready for an entry-level IT support job in eight to 12 months.
“We developed this curriculum to address this problem head on. We are looking forward to working with Coursera, our nonprofit grantees and participating corporations to create opportunities for thousands of learners,”
said Ben Fried, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Google.
To help aid Coursera graduates in the job search once they’ve got their certificate, Google is giving them the option to share their resumes with partner organizations, including Bank of America, Walmart, Sprint, GE Digital, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEKSystems, UPMC, and, of course, Google.
The program will cost $49 per month. However, need-based scholarships, funded by the nonprofit Google.org, will be offered to participants who come to the program through one of a number of nonprofits that Google partners with, including Year Up, Per Scholas, Goodwill, Student Veterans of America, and Upwardly Global. Google.org will also be providing full financial assistance to 3,500 qualified learners who apply by February 20. In total, Google.org hopes to provide financial support to more than 10,000 learners.