Google CEO, Sundar Pichai announced earlier this week that they are starting an initiative with the White House. Google will train 250,000 Americans in technological skills. The announcement was made at a round table event in Dallas in the presence of Ivanka Trump.
This is part of Google’s plan to help American Workers grow by educating and training them. This resonates with the White House plan to reskill American people from High school age to near retirement. Google will be expanding its training program to 100 US community colleges by the end of 2020. Plus they will hand over a Google IT certification to every trainee.
What does this mean for the public?
This certificate will act as a pathway for people to apply for an entry-level job in the field of IT support. The idea behind this program is to give people the option to switch sectors mid-way in their careers by learning a new course. This will help people who are frustrated with their current job and want to pursue a new road.
This initiative was long due as the search engine giant announced helping the American worker back in 2017 and pledged $1 billion for it. It seems that promise is finally in works with the co-operation of the white house.
This deal is important for Google
It seems like this partnership has come at the right time for Google, who is under intense scrutiny from the federal government. The white house is fighting hard against china, while Google wants to support Huawei.
Moreover, the Department of Justice is investigating Google for possible anticompetitive behavior. On top of this, President Trump has called Google of promoting liberal values and being biased on him. He has also called the company’s search results “rigged”. So, this deal couldn’t have come at a better time for Google.