Free Google Career Certificates

DICT Opens Access to Free Google Career Certificates

Filipinos will have the opportunity to receive free professional training designed by Google, with the Google Career Certificates Scholarship Program— now being offered by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through the ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau (ILCDB) in cooperation with Globe Telecom and Google.

“Right-skilling and right-tooling are more accessible now with the Google Career Certificates Program. The DICT aims to introduce more opportunities in ICT by bridging the digital gap and opening doors for Filipinos. We encourage our citizens to apply for the scholarship and take advantage of free professional training, designed by one of the world’s tech giants,” DICT Secretary Ivan John E. Uy commented.

The program can provide certificates for Data Analytics, User Experience (UX) Design, Project management, and IT Support. Through this program, Filipinos can prepare for a new career in the high-growth field of ICT without any prior experience, while connecting with top employers. The process is also convenient for online learning. Once you have selected a pathway for Google Career Certificates, you can sign up at Coursera and complete the training at your own pace.

To register for the scholarship, you must be:
*18 years old and above
*A Filipino citizen and resident
*Able to complete the online course through own device/gadget

Priority for nomination will also be observed, the order of preference being: (1) persons who form part of the disadvantaged unemployed segments – e.g. non-essential workers, workers in industries that have been hardest hit by Covid-19 etc.; (2) persons who are likely to hold less stable jobs; (3) vocational students who are pursuing a technology-related qualification; and (4) university students who are pursuing a technology-related qualification. The nomination shall not include professionals currently working in the technology sector.

To register for the Google Career Certificates Program, you may file your application through DICT’s Regional Offices by clicking this link:

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