AUSTIN The University of Texas System and Google hosted U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and several Texas higher education and workforce development leaders on Friday to announce the availability of certificates of Google Career to thousands of students at eight University of Texas educational institutions.
Certificates equip individuals with professional skills in data analytics, e-commerce and digital marketing, IT support, python automation, project management, and experience design user.
“Combining a bachelor’s degree with a Google Certificate leads to graduates who are both broadly educated and specifically skilled — a winning combination for students and employers,” UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken said in A press release. “With Texas’ population expected to double by 2050 and Texas expected to have the highest net job growth of any state by 2030, UT institutions are proud to lead efforts to meet the labor and industry demands of our state while positioning our graduates for success and professional growth in the modern job market.
Through Google’s largest university partnership to date and with support from Coursera, UT institutions will integrate certificates into undergraduate degree programs and extracurricular experiences with options to receive college credit without additional fees for students. These career certificates will serve as an important tool to keep jobs in Texas for Texas workers, so that local supply can keep up with demand, removing the incentive for industries to recruit workers from outside the state. State. For more information on The UT System’s partnership with Google, click here tinyurl.com/d2xzcpnj.
“Texas is known for being a leader in the global economy with its diverse and competitive workforce. Today’s announcement will strengthen more vibrant partnerships between industry, universities and employers, ensuring Texans are equipped for the high-skilled, high-paying jobs of the future,” Cornyn said in the release. Press. “I’m proud of the innovation happening here in the Lone Star State, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact this partnership will have for years to come.”
“Texas is the innovation capital of the United States and a global leader in the technology industry, and we are committed to ensuring that our students have the skills necessary to compete in this field,” said the Governor Greg Abbott in the release. “Through the Google Career Certificates program, Texas will continue to develop its tech industry talent pool into a highly skilled workforce ready to grow and thrive in our growing economy. I thank Google and our universities. Texas women to work together to help prepare thousands of Texas students for well-paying jobs and the opportunity to succeed.”
By 2030, more than 60% of jobs in Texas will require a post-secondary credential, such as a diploma or certificate. Today, more than half of Texans lack training for these trades. The Texas Higher Education Board aims to close that gap, with the goal of ensuring that 60% of working-age Texans receive a postsecondary degree, certificate or diploma by 2030, according to the release.
“Google is proud to work with Texas universities and workforce development organizations to help more students and workers take advantage of the incredible job opportunities created by the growing economy of Texas. state,” said Lisa Gevelber, founder of Grow with Google. “Grow with Google’s mission is to expand opportunity for everyone, and we’re excited to continue that effort by expanding access to training for the tech workforce through the Google Career Certificates program.” These opportunities will help close the skills gap for thousands of Texans, giving them easier access to high-growth, high-demand jobs across the state.
Available on Coursera, Google Career Certificates can be completed in three to six months of part-time study, with no degree or experience required. To connect people to jobs, the program includes a consortium of employers from more than 150 companies – including AT&T, Dell and Google – who are committed to considering graduates for relevant entry-level roles. More than 100,000 people have graduated from the program in the United States, and 75% of them report a positive impact on their career, such as a new job, higher salary or promotion, within six months of graduation. ‘completion.
“Technology is creating new opportunities in the job market, but students and workers need access to flexible, affordable and accelerated career paths to unlock their full potential in the digital economy,” said Coursera CEO , Jeff Maggioncalda, in the press release. “We are honored to partner with the University of Texas System and Grow with Google to launch a statewide initiative that will help thousands of students gain the skills and credentials they need to enter in well-paying careers and contributing to a competitive and resilient local workforce that will help accelerate the state’s economy.