Google Disrupts Higher Education: Students Take Classes and Receive Certificates, For High Paying In-Demand Skills - For Under $300...

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This morning Google announced its plan to dismantle the world of college education. This includes the introduction of a new certification program designed to help people fill gaps in qualifications in areas of high-performance, high-paying developer jobs - specifically ones with no degree required.

This new tool may change the game for the growing number of people who think the education system is broken or for the millions of Americans who are currently unemployed following the Covid19 pandemic.

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview that "The pandemic has led to a truly horrible year, but it has also created profound shifts along the journey to digital transformation in ways no one could have imagined."

The program includes:

  • Launch of three new Google scholarships in Coursera in operations management, data analysis and user experience (UX).

  • Design new content for developers of Android applications.

  • Partner with more than 130 employees who work with Google to hire graduates on Google Certificates Google's new search engine makes it easy to search for a job educationally, with no qualifications or experience.
Most applicants will close within 6 months, some can even be completed in three months. The average US student will spend about $240.

You can actually find and enroll in some of these now...

Google already offers basically the same thing though online learning platform Coursera, courses that end with people receiving a certificate of completion from Google.

So it's no surprise that the Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda is playing an important role in helping Google launch the new initiative.

Martin Tello
Silicon Valley News Team