Following its commitment to training 100,000 developers across the African region in 5 years, Google has announced a partnership with Pluralsight and Andela to support 10,000 aspiring and professional developers in Africa with a 4-month access to Android and Mobile web courses.
According to William Florance, Head, Economic Impact Programs, the opportunity is open to successful graduates of the Google Africa Scholarship Challenge, Developer student clubs, GDGs and other aspiring and professional developers across Africa.
Pluralsight is a technology learning platform which will provide useful training content, while the Andela ALC program will provide mentorship to learners enrolled in this program. The aim of this program is to provide a continuous engagement platform to aspiring and existing developers in Africa on a track to become professional developers with skills that can get them through the Google certification to demonstrate job readiness.
“Although it is still early days into our 100k commitment, the successes we have seen so far inspires and drives us to continue to launch new initiatives aimed at increasing the number of employable skilled software developers in Africa while striving to bridge the unemployment gap on the continent.”
“It is well established that there’s a severe developer shortage in Africa. At Google, we have consistently invested in helping the developer and Startup community to get easy access to all the latest technology that is shaping the world today,” said Google.