With an aim to create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce that is readily employable by the Industry and help spur innovation, Google India, in association with technology learning platform Pluralsight and educational institution Udacity, on Thursday announced a new scholarship programme. According to the Google, this scholarship will help train 1.3 lakh developers and students across the country.
“At Google, we have consistently invested in helping the developer and Startup community to get easy access to all the latest technology that is shaping the world today. And in the last few years, we have broadened our efforts in India by going beyond professional developers and Startups to focusing on student community as well,” said an official blog post of Google India.
Under this scholarship program, Google will sponsor 1 lakh scholarships on the Pluralsight learning platform and 30 thousand scholarships on Udacity.
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The scholarships will help students and developers gain access to advanced learning curriculum and further their employability in emerging technologies like Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Platforms.
“India has tremendous potential to become a hub of innovation for mobile and cloud technologies. And the key to building innovative solutions and supporting the fast growing startup ecosystem in India, is to invest in skilling India’s large IT workforce and provide the future workforce easy access to world class training, tools and support,” said William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google.
The Google executive also told reporters in New Delhi today that, since the company had announced the skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year.