Google Canada Commits $600,000 To Reskill Indigenous Job Seekers 

Google Canada is announcing a $600,000 commitment to support Indigenous job seekers across Canada by providing them with free digital skills training.

As part of the commitment, Google Canada is providing a $500,000 Google.org grant towards ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT training program, an additional $100,000 in funding to support Indspire with their education and job training programs and an allocation of Google Career Certificate scholarships, delivered by NPower, for Indigenous job seekers – giving Indigenous communities the necessary skills to find jobs in Canada’s tech sector.

This announcement builds on research that shows a significant skills and education gap amongst Indigenous populations in Canada that’s driving economic divides and impacting employment opportunities for these communities. The dedicated indigenous support adds to Google Canada’s $2 million commitment to reskill job seekers for new careers in technology in under six months, announced earlier this year.

Google has a blog post which is way more information on this.

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