Search engine giant Google has revealed it will help Americans by training them for jobs related to technology. Furthermore, it has also disclosed that it will contribute $1 billion over the next five years in education and professional training for nonprofit organization.
This new program, which has been named as Grow with Google, will develop a platform for job seekers to get professionally trained and even get certified. This will be a win-win situation for the candidates as well as the businesses, which can look forward to improving their web services.
The primary objective of this initiative is to empower people to learn technology and become proficient in it so that they are well-prepared for jobs – specifically in domains like information technology, support and application development.
Today, Silicon Valley faces constant criticism by people about what they call an “unchecked influence.” Moreover, Google has been under severe criticism and scrutiny over the role they played in promoting Russian ads that are said to have influenced the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
This initiative was revealed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the company’s Pittsburgh office. He emphasized the transformation of Pittsburgh from a manufacturing hub to a city that just breathes robotics and artificial intelligence. He said, “We understand there’s uncertainty and even concern about the pace of technological change, but we know that technology will be an engine of America’s growth for years to come.” He further added, “The nature of work is fundamentally changing, and that is shifting the link between education, training and opportunity.”
Google is not the only tech company to have taken on such an initiative. After receiving flak from President Donald Trump, Apple Inc. has decided to invest $1 billion to create a manufacturing setup in the United States. E-commerce giant Amazon has also committed to hiring 100,000 new employees in the next 18 months.