Google Career Certificates, 15,000 scholarships issuedOUS News


KARACHI: Google today launched Career Certificates to provide flexible learning paths to all Pakistanis to enable learners to grow their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs. In its mission to unlock Pakistan’s digital potential, Google has also reinforced its commitment to enabling a fair and inclusive digital economy by offering 15,000 scholarships by this year through local partners – IRM and Ignite, comprising educational institutions. education, industry partners and non-profit organizations, according to a press release. Release.
A report by AlphaBeta found that if fully harnessed, digital technologies could create up to PKR 9.7 trillion ($59.7 billion) in economic value per year in Pakistan by 2030. ICT in Pakistan has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade, with average annual growth. revenue growth rate of 20-30%. ICT-related exports currently exceed US$5 billion, and the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications believes the sector has the “potential to become the [nation’s] first export industry” in the years to come. Currently, about 4.7% of Pakistan’s workforce is employed in the ICT sector, of which 6% – or about 200,000 workers – are women. The ICT sector also has the highest number of vacancies, according to data from Pakistan’s leading job portal,
Farhan Qureshi, Google Regional Director for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, said, “Today we are proud to announce the launch of Google Career Certificates, a program under the Grow with Google umbrella. In partnership with IRM and Ignite, we are also offering scholarships to 15,000 learners to earn certificates at no cost.This initiative reflects Google’s commitment to playing a vital role in ensuring the growth of the country’s digital ecosystem. certification will provide new opportunities, enabling developers, students, educators, job seekers and businesses to grow exponentially Partnerships are being built with the public and private sectors as we aim to elevate the digital industry in Pakistan »
Syeda Dur-e-Hassan Rizvi, Data Science Intern at the Institute of Engineering Career, said, “While challenges and obstacles may stand in the way, perseverance is crucial if you want to succeed. After dipping my toes into the world of data, I have now completed the Google Data Analytics Certification – It was a fantastic learning opportunity. I feel more confident and ready to learn and grow more!
Muhammad Zunnurain Hussain, Assistant Professor, Campus Department, CS Bahria University, Lahore, said, “This certification has had a huge impact on my professional life; I was recognized globally and started receiving job offers from all over the world. Sky is the limit!”
To provide even more Pakistanis with the opportunity to benefit from Google Career Certificates, Google will provide scholarships for 15,000 learners to obtain a certificate at no cost. Google will partner with IRM and Ignite to distribute the scholarships.


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