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.