Google has launched its free generative artificial intelligence (AI) skills development courses as part of the Google for AI Startups Cloud Program. The company also introduced three new Google Career Certificates.
To make career paths in generative AI more accessible to individuals, Google Cloud has launched generative AI skills development courses available at no cost under its Cloud Skills Boost Program.
This learning path helps people understand a wide range of topics including Introduction to Generative AI, Large Language Models, Responsible AI, and more.
Google Cloud is also supporting more seed to early-stage startups (Series A startups) in the Philippines who use AI as the core technology to develop products or solutions. Through the Google for AI Startups Cloud Program, startups now have the opportunity to access much-needed cloud credits of up to $350,000 over two years. The program provides access to AI experts, training, resources, and networking opportunities.
Google Career Certificates
Google has added three additional courses, Business Intelligence, Advanced Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity, to its Google Career Certificates program. These certificates are professional credentials that help enable people from all backgrounds to earn job-ready skills in high-growth digital fields such as IT Support, UX Design, E-commerce, and Digital Marketing.
In 2022, Google announced it would provide 39,000 Google Career Certificate scholarships to help Filipinos from underserved communities acquire digital skills and earn employer-recognized certificates as a way to realize their career ambitions. Today, the company said it has allocated 1,000 new Google Career Certificate scholarships this year. This is in collaboration with several stakeholders including the Department of Information and Communications Technology and partner NGOs.
According to Google, its Google Career Certificates program has over 6,000 Certificate graduates now in the country. Over 80% of the graduates have reported positive career outcomes including landing a job, getting a promotion or raise within six months of completion of a Certificate.