Google Africa announced earlier this week it was opening the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web and Cloud technologies.
The programme will be delivered by our partners, Pluralsight and Andela, through an intensive learning curriculum designed to prepare motivated learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers in these fields. Interested students can learn more about the Google Africa Certifications Scholarships and apply here.
Africa is on track to have the largest working-age population of 1.1 billion by 2034.
The announcement aims to prepare the youth for the jobs of tomorrow by equipping them with the right developer skills.
Google’s certifications are developed around a job-task analysis that test learners for skills employers expect developers to have in these domains.
It says that is providing support for training and certifications to help bridge the unemployment gap on the continent through increasing the number of employable software developers.
Graduate of the Associate Android Developer certification Adaobi Frank got a better job that paid her 10X her previous salary after completing her certification.
Her interview was quicker as her employer was convinced that she was great for the role after she mentioned that she was certified. Now, she’s got a job that helps provide for her family.
To apply for the scholarship, apply here.