Google Introduces Online Python Programming Course With 2,500 Scholarships

The computer sector is such a kind of field where changes happen rapidly, the technologies changes after a short duration of time & new methodologies always come and go. An employee who works in any of the computer fields at any position always needs to keep himself updated to these technologies & methodologies.

Python is now the most in-demand programming language. The search engine giant Google has launched a new training course to help more job seekers learn Python, a key skill that many companies are looking for.



The new training program is called the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, will be available through the online education service Coursera.

The training program will be of six months duration and it is completely designed by keeping a beginner in mind and it will culminate in a final capstone project focused on programming for automation.




The final project includes in this course is created in such a way so that the learners will use their new skills to solve a problem they might encounter on the job, like building a web service using automation.

The course is designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Gitand IT automation in under six months.

“Python is now the most trending 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.




Google also said it’ll fund 2,500 need-based scholarships related to IT training through Google.org. The scholarships will run through nonprofits including Goodwill, Merit America and Upwardly Global.

There are about 40 top employers including Bank of America, Walmart, Intel, GE Electric, Hulu, Sprint, and Google that will consider those who complete its program when hiring for IT roles.

Google launched the new Python certificate on the two-year anniversary of its first Grow with Google IT Support Professional Certificate, which has had 100,000 enrollments to date.

Grow With Google, is an initiative unveiled three years ago in which the company pledged $1 billion to help prepare workers for tech jobs.

There are six courses in the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, including an introductory “crash course on Python”, learning how to use Python to manipulate files and processes.

A course in using Git and GitHub, troubleshooting techniques, learning how to automate and manage fleets of computers in the cloud, and automating real-world tasks with Python.

Back in October Google CEO Sundar Pichai and White House advisor, Ivanka Trump announced a Google program to provide 250,000 training opportunities over the next five years.

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