Google Announced Courses

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Published On: Aug 25, 2020 | Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

In the Ongoing Situation of Covid-19, Google's Recent Announcement could prove to be A Turning point For the future of " Work and Higher Education " . It's launching a selection of professional courses that teach candidates how to perform in-demand jobs.

The Company is Calling the Courses as, Google Career Certificates. It teaches foundational skills that can help the Freshers as well as the ones who are searching for jobs, find it immediately. 

Unlike the traditional university degrees, These Courses, Doesn't take years to finish, They're designed for six months only.  "College degrees are out of reach for many Americans, and you shouldn't need a college diploma to have economic security" wrote Google's Senior Vice President of Global Affairs, Kent Walker. He Also wrote , "We need new, accessible job-training solutions--from enhanced vocational programs to online education--to help America recover and rebuild."

He took his Twitter Handle, Revealing, "In our own hiring, we will now treat these new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles."

Although Google didn't reveal, How Much the New courses would cost.  It costs Around $49 around a month for each student, for An enrolled Similar Program offered by Google, On an Online Platform, Coursera, called Google IT Support Professional Certificate. 

And at that Price, A Six Month Course is expected to cost even under $300 per Semester which is less than the money many university students spend on a Semester's notebooks. 

On Addition, Google Said that it would fund 100,000 needs-based scholarship in support of the new programs. 

Google Claimed, In comparison to the Traditional University Education, these courses would prepare the students to immediately find work, in high paying, high growth career fields. 

The three new programs Google is offering, together with the median annual wage for each position (as quoted by Google), are

•Project manager ($93,000)

•Data analyst ($66,000)

•UX designer ($75,000)

Google claims the programs "equip participants with the essential skills they need to get a job," with "no degree or prior experience required to take the courses." Each course is designed and taught by Google employees who are working in the respective fields. 

"The new Google Career Certificates build on our existing programs to create pathways into IT support careers for people without college degrees," Walker explains. "Launched in 2018, the Google IT Certificate program has become the single most popular certificate on Coursera, and thousands of people have found new jobs and increased their earnings after completing the course."

After the Completion of the Respective program, Google Promises an Extended Support in Job Search.

The company says participants can "opt in to share [their] information directly with top employers hiring for jobs in these fields," including such household names as Walmart, Best Buy, Intel, Bank of America, Hulu, and, of course, Google.

Additionally, Google says it will offer hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities to participants who have completed the course. And beginning this fall, the company will offer its IT support certificate in career and technical education high schools throughout the U.S. 

Although traditional degrees are still considered necessary in fields like law or medicine. More and more employers have signaled that they no longer view them as a must-have -- Apple, IBM, and Google, just to name a few.

So, here are a few questions you should ask yourself if you're an employer or hiring manager :

•Is it time to rewrite our own job descriptions, to eliminate the requirement of a four-year degree?

•Can we take advantage of educational programs like those offered by Google and other online platforms?

•Or, better yet, do we have the resources to design our own online training, to help increase our pool of qualified candidates and simultaneously provide an additional source of revenue for our business?

This Clearly shows the High Demand of Skilled, Professional Employees.

Written by Anwesha Chakraborty

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