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Google Launches Job Training, Placement Initiative

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

The $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund was announced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

Google is launching an initiative that it says will help more than 20,000 Americans with job training and placement through its $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund.

Google says the program will "equip people with job-ready skills in fields like Data Analytics, IT Support, Project Management, and UX Design with 3-6 months — with no degree or experience required."

Google said the initiative uses a "student-friendly" financing model, and said there are "no upfront costs" for learners to participate, only repayment costs via no-interest, low monthly payments "if they secure a job making at least $40,000 annually."

The Google Career Certificates were developed by Google employees to support training in high-demand fields. Google said the program can be completed in three to six months of part-time study, and that more than 70,000 people have graduated from the program in the U.S. so far.

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