Google Will Train Youth, Women In Telangana & Make Them Job-Ready, Help Their Startups
The Telangana government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Google which will extend the benefits of a digital economy to youth and women entrepreneurs in the state.
The MoU was signed by country head of Google India Sanjay Gupta and Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan, in the presence of state IT minister K T Rama Rao.
In a nutshell, the MoU will have Google collaborate with the state government to help the youth learn the right skills for employment, support women entrepreneurs with digital skills, and modernise schools for children.
Per the MoU, Google will work together with the Telangana government to provide Google Career Certificate Scholarships which will make young people “job-ready”.
The scholarships are routed through the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge and training will focus on high-demand fields like IT Support, IT Automation, UX Design, Data Analytics, and Project Management.
Training Women Entrepreneurs
Google will also introduce its “WomenWill” programme which would train women to deliver digital, business and financial skills to nano, micro and small women-led businesses and entrepreneurs across Telangana
Under the MoU Google will participate in Telangana’s education modernisation efforts through needs assessment, impact demonstrations, and student and educator training on the use of e-Learning technologies for improved learning outcomes.
The company will also support the state government’s efforts to improve public transportation and utilising digital technologies in agriculture.
Google has also built a large workplace and has unveiled the design of its ground-up development at the 7.3-acre site it acquired in Gachibowli in 2019.
Expanding Hyderabad Presence
“The three million sft building will offer a highly skilled tech workforce a healthy, collaborative workplace,” Gupta said.
The state IT minister said that with the present expansion plans, Google is deepening its roots in Hyderabad.
It has been working with the Telangana government since 2017 and supporting its vision of a ‘Digital Telangana’ to make every citizen digitally empowered using its solutions.