Are you a job seeker or looking to increase your skills to enter well-paying, in-demand jobs in high growth fields?
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is partnering with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and Google to connect local job seekers with no cost access to Google Career Certificates - portable credentials that prepare you for in-demand jobs in the high-growth fields of data analytics, digital marketing and E-Commerce, IT support, project management, or user experience (UX) design. The online program can be completed in three to six months, under 10 hours of flexible study per week—with no degree or experience required. After finishing the program, graduates have access to an employer consortium of over 150 companies—including Deloitte, Ford, Verizon, Walmart, and Google—that considers them for relevant roles.
Designed and taught by Google employees, each certificate includes practice and graded assessments, quizzes, or writing assignments to ensure rigor and mastery. The program also provides resources to help students land a job, such as resume templates, coaching from Career Circle, and interview practice with Big Interview.
The Google Career Certificates in data analytics, IT support, project management, and UX design are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE®) for up to 12 college credits (the equivalent to four college courses). Students working towards a degree can earn a recommendation of up to 12 college credits for completing a Certificate—the equivalent of four college courses at the Bachelor’s degree level—at schools including Northeastern, Purdue Global, University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and many others.
For more information, contact the participating local workforce center nearest you and request to sign up for a Google Career Certificate. Your local workforce center will work with you to gain access. Participating local workforce areas include Adams County, Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Boulder County, Mesa County, and the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium.