Google Pledges $1 Billion to High-Tech Job Training for Workers
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Google Pledges $1 Billion to High-Tech Job Training for Workers

Google Pledges 1 Billion to High Tech Job Training for Workers

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.

Anirudh Menon
Anirudh Menon
I have adorned multiple hats during my professional journey. My experience of 14 years comes in areas like Sales, Customer Service and Marketing. My journey as a professional writer started 5 years back, when I started writing for an in-house magazine for my employer. Having successfully delivered many in-house projects, it encouraged me to take my skill to the world. As on day, I have written articles, blogs website content for various industries like Information Technology, Start-up, Retail and Government. The subjects that I have covered range from Digital Marketing, SAP Cloud Platform, Cloud Computing, Content Marketing , Politics. Enhancement is a process and I constantly thrive to add more subjects in my portfolio. Over and above content writing, I also train language and communication to students who want to brush up their speaking skills. I am a part time trainer for IELTS coaching and also work as a budding voice over artist.

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