Google has announced the offer scholarships to 30,000 mobile developers in Africa as part of its commitment to provide training and bridge with the skills gap among 100,000 Africans in 5 years. The Nigerian Director, Google Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazo, said the 30,000 mobile developers would be trained through Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. Ehimuan-Chiazo said that 1,000 awards would also be offered for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) confirmed the reports that in March 2018,

Google scholarships were announced as the commitment to bridge the skills gap among developers in Africa with a plan to train 100,000 developers across the region in five years. Google already has trained 15,000 people in the Google Africa Scholarships to challenge programme to provide Android and Web development training to developers across Africa.

“Today’s Google African Certifications Scholarships announcement marks a transition from inspiring new developers to preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow

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“Google scholarships certifications are developed around a job-task analysis and test learners for skills employers expect developers to have in these domains,” she said in a statement

Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazo said that the developer training was available to applicants from across Africa, and would be delivered by Google’s partners, Pluralsight and Andela. She added that both would deliver an intensive learning curriculum designed to prepare motivated learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers in these fields.

“The Google Africa Certifications Scholarships announcement in April follows the announcement of 15, 000 single course scholarships and 500 nano-degree scholarships in March last year.

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“Google’s continued initiatives focused on digital skills training, education and economic opportunity and support for African startups and developers, demonstrate our commitment to helping advance a healthy and vibrant developer ecosystem.

Google continued initiatives focuses on digital skills training, education and economic opportunity, and support for African startups and developers, demonstrate our commitment to helping advance a healthy and vibrant developer ecosystem. By providing support for training and certifications we will help bridge the unemployment gap on the continent through increasing the number of employable software developers.

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