Google announces 100,000 scholarships for you to earn an online certificate in these three courses:
- Data analytics;
- Project management; and
- User experience (UX) design
The scholarships aimed at awarding certificates for some courses which are to be completed online, they are created and taught by Google employees, and hence do not require a college degree for one to be enrolled.
The courses are scheduled to be completed in three to six months and are offered through their online learning platform Coursera.
Google state clearly that it considered all of its certificates as the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company. Wow, this is a wonderful opportunity you can afford to miss.
“This is not a revenue-generating for Google,” says the vice president of Google, Lisa Gevelber, who also leads Grow with Google and Google for Startups and serves as the company’s Americas chief marketing officer, if you can remember.
“There’s a small cost from the Coursera platform itself — the current pricing is $49 a month — but we want to ensure that anyone who wants to have this opportunity, can have it.”
According to Gevelber the Google Vice president, he says Google have chosen some specific fields of study where the scholarship would be focusing on. And these areas listed below.
1. Data Analytics
According to what was revealed to Forbes, it was gathered that as a data analyst you can earn $66,000 a year and the employee will be able to analyze data and make data-driven recommendations to enhance taking of important business decisions.
2. Project management
According to Google, it says that the course will focus on the foundations of traditional project management, and as well offer great insight into delicate management. The pay is about ($93,000) per year.
3. User experience (UX) design
According to Google, as a UX designer you will focus on the ” foundations of UX design and research, building low-fidelity designs and wireframes, creating high-fidelity prototypes and testing.” and its Pay is about $75,000 a year (median).
The courses listed above are the three areas the scholarship will be focusing on. According to Google, it says that these areas are going to take the lead in “high-growth, and as well will be a high-paying careers.” For those who successfully completed theirs.
Before I forget, Google IT Certificate was Google launched in 2018 majorly to diversify its own workforce of which it normally charges a token of about $49 per month. But these scholarships will cover up those costs.
Requirements for Application
You don’t need any certificate or degree in any field to apply. But as the course will base online, you will need your learning materials like; A good smartphone but Laptop is best with internet access.
How to Apply
The courses are hosted through Coursera.org
Coursera is an online learning platform. While Coursera charges a monthly fee of $49, Google will provide 100,000 need-based scholarships to cover the costs for those who are taken.