To help everyone access learning, Google is now providing 2,500 need-based scholarships across Africa that cover the monthly cost of Coursera.
Application Deadline: Ongoing
About the Award: Africa’s growing technology ecosystem offers opportunities to create digital solutions that make traditional ways of working more productive, while enabling the creation of new income streams and job opportunities. However, employers across the continent state that many job seekers do not possess the requisite digital skills, limiting employability prospects and business growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has also driven home the importance of digital tools and skills. In its wake, the most successful businesses were those whose operating model and employees could easily navigate the crisis and transition to digital service delivery.
As a result, Google are announcing three new Google Career Certificates available online on Coursera, which enable people to become job-ready for growing career areas such as IT Support, Project Management, UX Design and Data Analytics. These low-cost programs help people who want to learn online at their own pace, or who may want to change careers and don’t have the time or means to access traditional education. They can be completed in under six months and do not require relevant experience or a degree.
Type: Short course
Eligibility: Whether you’re completely new to the field or have had some exposure, a Google Career Certificate is the right program for you.
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be Taken at (Country): Online
Number of Awards: 5,500
Value of Award: Flexible online training programs designed to earn job-ready skills in high-growth, high-demand career fields such as IT Support, Project Management, Data Analytics and UX Design, available on Coursera.org. No relevant experience or degree required.
How to Apply: Apply here
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.