Google announces new digital jobs program to support America's economic recovery

Career certificate program will provide training for jobs in high-paying fields

Google is launching a program to help Americans get the training for a high-tech career without a college degree.

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The career certificate program will provide training for jobs in high-paying fields.

Americans will be able to obtain qualifications through courses in Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience Design.

Google will fund 100,000 need-based scholarships and will consider these new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree when hiring for related roles.

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Google is also committing $10 million in Google.org job training grants for communities across America, working with partners like YWCANPower and JFF to help workforce boards and nonprofits improve their job training programs.

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The courses are designed to last 3-6 months and cost $49 per month and will be taught by Google employees.

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The company believes new training solutions are needed since college degrees are out of reach for many Americans and presents a threat to the country's economic future.

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