The Google Career Certificates (GCC) program in Singapore has doubled its commitment to offering opportunities for Singaporeans to pursue tech-related training by adding 5,000 extra scholarships, increasing its overall commitment to 10,000.
To remain competitive in the current workforce, tech training has become crucial. The ability to acquire new skills rapidly is becoming more and more valued and important for those trying to enhance their careers in fields like coding and data analysis.
As the demand for these talents at an all-time high, 10 new partners will expand the reach of GCC scholarships by making them available to a larger learner community. These institutions of higher learning include Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore Management University, as well as neighborhood associations like SG Enable and Young Women’s Leadership Connection.
Google has 23 distribution partners in an effort to guarantee that all students, regardless of their geographical location or financial situation, have access to the same educational opportunities.
A year ago, Google Career Certificates (GCC), a flexible online training program, was introduced in Singapore to assist students in obtaining professional certifications for entry-level positions in technical fields with high demand. These fields include e-commerce, project management, digital marketing, and UX and IT design.
Within six months of finishing the program, seven out of ten Google Career Certificate alumni said the program had a favorable effect on their career, such as getting a raise or getting promoted.
39 businesses that make up the employer consortium connect learners who obtain certification with them in order to create a talent pipeline for employing qualified graduates.
GCC is one of the pathways offered through Google’s Skills Ignition SG (SISG) program to equip more Singaporeans with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s economy. More than 7,000 people have benefited from the SISG program, which is now in its fourth year.