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Google And Coursera Launch Program To Help Entry Level IT Jobs

The course has been designed by IT professionals from Google and has been a part of the 'Grow with Google' initiative

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Google and Coursera, an online education company on Wednesday (17th January, 2018) launched Google IT Support Professional Certificate program that will help create entry-level IT support jobs globally, including in India.

The industry-relevant curriculum will allow learners to share their information with companies looking to hire entry-level support professionals, including Bank of America, Walmart, Sprint, GE Digital, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEK Systems, UPMC, and Google.

The course has been designed by IT professionals from Google and has been a part of the 'Grow with Google' initiative.The program will help anyone with no prior experience to be ready for an entry-level IT support job in eight to 12 months.

Ben Fried, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Google said, "We developed this curriculum to address this problem head on. We are looking forward to working with Coursera, our nonprofit grantees and participating corporations to create opportunities for thousands of learners.”

Learners in the Google IT Support Professional Certificate will have access to courses designed and taught by Googlers, hands-on labs and widgets and intrapersonal soft skills guidance.

Raghav Gupta, India Country Director of Coursera, said in a statement, "Our collaboration with Google and top employers is designed to provide anyone, regardless of their prior experience or training, with the resources they need to succeed as IT professionals."

Since its launch in 2012, Coursera has grown to 30 million registered learners who can choose among 2,400 courses, 236 specialisations and four master's degrees.

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