In partnership with Pluralsight and Andela Learning Community, Google Africa is offering scholarships in these three areas: Android development, Mobile web and Google cloud. This announcement is made in fulfillment of their previous commitment to offer training to at least 100,000 African mobile developers to see them develop world class apps. This will see Africa realize the 1.1 billion population of working age by 2034. At the same time, the scholarships forms a major part of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator programme.
According to Google’s Global Head for Developer Training Program, William Florance, these certifications are not just aimed at inspiring new developers, but the key objective is to mould developers and have them ready for the job market through instillation of technical skills that the development world expects from a developer.
Pluralsight will provide the course content while Andela will offer required support to the qualified candidates.
Upon the completion of the desired development skills, one will be eligible for a grant in Google Certification which will enable them take the following certification exams from Google: Mobile Web Specialist, Associate Android Developer and Associate Cloud Engineer; a total of 1,000 grants are available.
Scholarships are available for candidates from across Africa. To qualify for the Google Africa Certification Scholarship, a student must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of one of the African countries. There are 30,000 scholarships to be offered, meaning an equivalent number of world class software developers for Africa.
Applications for this programme close on May, 15 2019.