Google to Give 39,000 Career Certificate Scholarships to Empower the Filipino Youth


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Google recently announced that it will provide 39,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships with an aim of equipping Filipino students and jobseekers from underserved communities with job-ready skills, in order to help them land career opportunities in high-demand industries like IT.

What are Google Career Certificates

Google Career Certificates provides a suite of flexible online training programs on Built and taught by Google, these are designed to equip learners with digital skills within 3 to 6 months. Currently, these are the options – IT Support, UX Design, Data Analytics, and Project Management.


“Google is committed to supporting the Philippines’ economic growth through the opportunities created by the country’s growing digital economy. With the unemployment rate at 5.2% and rapidly growing job postings in tech, Google hopes to address the digital skills gap and improve the lives of thousands of Filipinos for themselves and their families by providing free Google Career Certificates.”

– Bernadette Nacario, Country Director, Google Philippines

Google will work closely with local partners as well as government stakeholders including the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Information and Communications Technology to distribute the scholarships. These partners will nominate qualified recipients and track the progress of the scholars.

“As we continue to move towards inclusive growth and employment generation, programs like the Google Career Certificate scholarships are invaluable to our mission of creating globally competitive industries. We laud Google for launching this initiative that will bridge 39,000 students and jobseekers to in-demand career opportunities in tech and IT.”

– Alfredo Pascual, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

“The Google Career Certificates program will be key in driving capacity-building and career advancement opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology sector. We thank Google for launching this high-impact program in the country that will not just create career pathways for thousands of Filipinos but will help the Department champion the economic benefits of a digital Philippines.”

– Atty. Ivan John Enrile Uy, Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology

Google Career Certificates are available for everyone aged 18 and above and require no previous degree or experience. By providing scholarships to these certificates, Google aims to establish learning and economic opportunities for people in underserved communities which include low-income and vocational students as well as college dropouts among others.


“The Google Career Certificates program will serve as the ticket that will help me arrive at the destination of my dreams for me and my family. The tech industry is becoming increasingly competitive, and it is important to gain relevant skills that will give us a competitive advantage.”

– Shiela Marie Manzano, Civil Engineering student and a Google Career Certificate scholar

Click here to learn more about Google Career Certificates

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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