NEW YORK (WROC) — A free tech training course for New Yorkers, powered by Google, is open for those interested in working in tech, and no degree or experience is needed.
Lisa Gevelber runs “Grow with Google” in New York City. She says the tech giant is providing four industry-recognized certificates for anyone who has a computer and desires to work in tech, especially those who live in underserved communities.
“Google and so many other employers have been missing out on so much diverse and non-traditional talent out there,” she told NewsNation affiliate WPIX Thursday. “Right now, there’s over one million open jobs in these career fields.”
The four career fields Gevelber refers to are:
- IT support
- Data analytics
- User experience design
- Project management
Once the three to six-month online course is completed, Google will then match graduates with employers.
“These certificates aren’t just for Google, we have 130 employers right in New York, eager to hire graduates.”
Students at community colleges can also take advantage.
And for those who want to work directly with Google, they’re looking for 100 apprentices, most of them in New York.
There is an application process, but those who are selected will get paid training and a job.
To apply for the program visit www.grow.google.com.