Google introduces online coding course to train workers
"Python is now the most in-demand programming language, and more than 530,000 U.S. jobs, including 75,000 entry-level jobs require Python proficiency. With this new certificate, you can learn Python, Git and IT automation within six months," Natalie Van Kleef Conley Product Lead, Grow with Google, said in a statement on 16 January, 2020. The program includes a final project where learners will use their new skills to solve a problem they might encounter on the job, like building a web service using automation.
In October, 2019, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and White House advisor Ivanka Trump announced a program to provide 250,000 Americans training opportunities to teach technology skills.
At the time, Pichai also mentioned that Google's program for certifying IT professionals will expand to 100 US community colleges by the end of 2020.