As internet has become essential part of globalization, tech giants are working to increase the digital literacy rate in the developing countries. For instance, Google recently signed a deal with Indian Government to promote digital literacy rate among rural women in the country. Now, the search engine giant has announced a partnership with Pluralsight and Udacity to establish a scholarship.
Thanks to the scholarship, about 130,000 students and developers will be trained using the resources of both education companies. At the moment, the scholarship will focus on emerging technologies such as web and mobile development, AR/VR, machine learning, artificial intelligence as well as different cloud platforms.
Talking about the latest scholarship, William Florance from Google India said, “Since we announced our skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year. To build on this momentum, this scholarship program will make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape. In the last one year, we have engaged over half a million students and developers across India through a variety of programs and initiatives.”
Thanks to the latest partnerships, Google will provide 100,000 scholarships for students on Pluralsight and about 30,000 more on Udacity.