Google is awarding 25,000 grants to narrow the gender gap in technology

Google is awarding 25,000 grants to narrow the gender gap in technology

According to the Mexico Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), the number of working women studying a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career increased by 42% from 2012 to 2021, but they are still a minority in these fields .

This new initiative follows the experience of Crece con Google, a program that has enabled the company to train 1.7 million people in Latin America and more than 660,000 in Mexico. Now, certifications are focused on emerging, high-demand areas in the technology sector, such as: B. IT support, data analysis, project management and UX design.

“We are proud to partner with Google to expand access to online learning, particularly for youth and vulnerable sectors. Entry-level certificates on Coursera prepare students for high-demand careers and enable a new generation of talent to work economically with mobility,” Betty Vandenbosch, CCO of Coursera.

Through a combination of theory, application of up-to-date tools in the various fields, and practices with real-life cases, students gain access to a first job in these industries, leading to a successful career that allows them to earn higher salaries. All graduates of these courses receive a certificate from Google, which confirms their knowledge.

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