Google to grant community colleges free access to its professional certifications

IBL News | new York

Google announcement Last week, it will grant community colleges and vocational and technical high schools in the United States free access to all of its four vocational certifications.

It will allow schools to integrate Google certifications into their curricula as part of credit courses.

Currently, the search giant offers four career certifications: data analytics, information technology, user experience design, and project management. Certificates are administered by the e-learning provider Coursera.

Google IT Support certification requires a minimum of 150 hours of online instruction.

Lisa Gevelber, from Grow with Google, noted that the four certificates were recommended by the American Board of Education and would be recognized as one college credit for a maximum of 12 credits, which equates to approximately four college courses at the bachelor’s level.

The state of Connecticut became the first in the country to offer the Google Career Certificates continued at all of its universities and colleges, starting in the spring of next year.

Google announced the program at an event with representatives from the State of Connecticut and US Secretary of Education Michael Cardona.

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