If you can, apply. This is one way to get decent capabilities in the software domain. Google offers the best in the industry and with scholarships available, there should not be any reason not to pursue that mission.
Applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. Google is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The training is available to applicants from across Africa, and will be delivered by Google’s partners, Pluralsight and Andela. These scholarship provisions are in line with Google’s commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans. Learn more and apply here. (From TC Daily newsletter:)
Google is partnering with Pluralsight to give you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community across three skills development tracks: Mobile Web, Android and Google Cloud.
After completing your desired skills development track, you will be eligible to receive a Google certification grant to take Google’s Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist and Associate Cloud Engineer certification exams
Google Blog announcement of this scholarship
Building upon our pledge to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world class apps, today we are pleased to announce the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web and Cloud technologies.
This year, we are offering 30,000 additional scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The program 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.
We have already seen evidence that becoming certified can make a meaningful difference to developers and employers. Adaobi Frank – a graduate of the Associate Android Developer certification – 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. Through our efforts this year, we want to help many more developers like Adaobi and support the growth of startups and technology companies throughout Africa.