Google offers Career Certificates courses that can lead to jobs in high-growth fields. These courses include Google IT Certificates, Data Analytics, Project Management, UX Design, and Android Development.
On its advertisement page, the company said, “Google Career Certificates were designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google from each of the job fields. Every certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level job,”
“Expert industry organizations and platforms – like the Project Management Institute for project management, Tableau for data analytics, and Figma for UX design, to name a few – consulted and collaborated on material.” It added.
The company further said, “The certificates are completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your instructional videos, readings, and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.”
Responding to the query on what background is needed for Google Career Certificates, the company said,” “None! Whether you’re completely new to the field or have had some exposure, a Google Career Certificate is the right program for you.”
Google Certification Cost
You can enroll for free but the IT Support, User Experience Design, Project Management, and Data Analytics Certificates cost $39 per month by subscription on Coursera. Access to the Google Associate Android Developer Certification training is free and the official exam fee of $149 is paid to Trueability to administer the exam.
Google does not generate any revenue from Google Career Certificates and has made need-based financial assistance available.
Google Career Certificates are available globally in English on Coursera. However, the Associate Android Developer Certification is hosted on developer.android.com. The Google IT Support Certificate is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.
How to apply for financial assistance
If you are interested in financial assistance, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.
Google has also funded 100,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees like Merit America, Per Scholas, NPower, Goodwill, Futuro Health, and Generation USA. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields.
Support after completing Google Career Certificate?
In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in your field of choice, you’ll get access to a resume-building tool, mock interviews, and career networking support designed to help you with your job search.
You’ll also be able to connect with over 130 US employers in the hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed a Google Career Certificate.
Infosys may look at hiring people with Google career certificates in India after testing a similar program in the US. Currently, Infosys, Accenture, and Cognizant are among the 130 firms that will be hiring people with Google Career Certificates in the US.