Google will award 12,500 scholarships in technology to youth, women and ethnic communities

Reference file image. Google and Colnodo are offering digital training scholarships to promote the digital future in Colombia. Ministry of Education.

In the framework of World Internet Day, Google Columbia 12,500 announced to provide fresh Scholarship their Professional certificatesIt seeks to promote access to training for digital skills that are in high demand in the world of work and to promote digital transformation in the country.

Scholarship will be awarded youth Without access to professional titles, Women Low income and people Ethnic communities.

“The response of young people in Colombia to our call last year motivated us to take a step forward. I am happy to announce that by 2023, 5 times more scholarships will be available, so that those in need can develop skills and improve their employment opportunities” in Colombia, Central America and the Caribbean. Google’s country director Giovanni Stella said.

For his part, he Ministry of Information Technology According to statistics from DANE, Colombia estimates that by 2025, Colombia will have a digital skills gap of between 68,000 and 112,000 IT professionals. Unemployment The young population in Colombia between the ages of 15 and 28 was 19% in the first quarter of 2023: 9 points higher than the national total unemployment rate, which stood at 10% at the end of March 2023.

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As confirmed by the company, Google Career Certificates already has 21,500 graduates in Latin America, and more than 80% of them declare a positive impact on their lives. In addition, they emphasize that this initiative seeks to encourage Addition and encourage Digital skills Women’s participation in these occupations is low and highly variable.

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According to statistics from the study to identify and measure human capital gaps in the ICT sector in 2020, only 23% of the positions Technology Occupied Women. The Crece con Google initiative will work hand-in-hand with the local community organization Colnodo to effectively reach those who need the scholarship most.

Thanks to this, 50% (6,250) of the total scholarships awarded will be levied Women Low income, and 10% (1,250) people communities including ethnic groups in the country Afro-ColombiansTribes and Tribes.

“There are many talented people who are eager to learn, grow professionally and contribute to society. However, many young people fail to find a way to explore their full potential and potential. At Colnodo, we are happy to work hand in hand with Crece con Google so that young people with less social and economic opportunities can enter the Information Technology (IT) market, boost their confidence, access better paying jobs and improve their quality. Life and became a source of inspiration for many youths in the country. Kolnoto’s Executive and Project Director Olga Bass said.

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To participate, applicants must be of legal age and have a post-secondary education learning history, even if not 100% complete.

1. Have more time and persistence. It is necessary to dedicate about 10 hours a week for 6 months.

2. Should be between 18 to 35 years.

3. Have a history of secondary education, even if not fully attended.

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4. Live in an area with socioeconomic strata 1, 2 or 3.

5. Have access to computer equipment and internet connection.

6. Commitment to obtaining at least one of the four available certifications and willingness to strengthen professional skills to enhance employment opportunities.

7. No previous training or experience necessary.

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Certified courses

Certificates google race, They last approximately 4 to 6 months and allow students to study in Spanish to obtain certification in four areas:

  • Data analysis
  • Project management
  • User Experience Design (UX)
  • IT support

To apply for one of the courses, you need to enter the official page Kolnoto. In the preview image that appears, click the arrow that goes through the image until you find Business Certificate, Grow with Google.

Google and Colnodo are offering digital training scholarships to promote the digital future in Colombia

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