Last year, Google put forward its plan to train around two million developers in India with an aim to build a highly skilled tech workforce in the country and has since made steady progress by engaging over half a million students and developers across the country.
Now, taking a big step forward, Google India on Thursday announced a new scholarship program in partnership with technology learning platform ‘Pluralsight’ and educational institution ‘Udacity’ to train nearly 130K developers and students across India. Under the new scholarship program, Google plans to help talented developers improve their learning on the emerging technologies like Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Cloud Platforms.
“At Google, we have consistently invested in helping the developer and Startup community to get easy access to all the latest technology that is shaping the world today. And in the last few years, we have broadened our efforts in India by going beyond professional developers and Startups to focusing on student community as well,” said an official blog post of Google India.
Under this scholarship programme, Google will sponsor 100,000 scholarships on the Pluralsight learning platform and 30,000 scholarships on Udacity platform. And from the 30,000 scholarships at Udacity, 1,000 developers will be selected to receive full Nano-degree scholarships too. Interested candidates will also get access to Pluralsights unique adaptive assessment engine, that will help them match their unique learning path based on their skill level and interest.
“India has tremendous potential to become a hub of innovation for mobile and cloud technologies. And the key to building innovative solutions and supporting the fast-growing startup ecosystem in India is to invest in skilling India’s large IT workforce and provide the future workforce easy access to world-class training, tools, and support,” Google India quoted in the blog post.
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