The nation’s agency responsible for the promotion of life-long learning, the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA), has launched a new initiative to offer 3000 Ghanaians, professional level training from Google.
The training sponsored by Google and the Commonwealth of Learning will be delivered through the Coursera Massive Open Online Course Platform.
Speaking at the launch in Accra, Hayford Siaw, the CEO of the Ghana Library Authority, underscored the need for increased skills training of young people in Ghana to be competitive on the job market.
Hence, the library in its transformative agenda to radically support government in its goal of economic development through human capital development entered into this arrangement.
“Last year, we supported over 6,000 Ghanaians to complete and gain certifications from universities around the world through MOOCs platforms”, he recounted.
The Google Career Certificates are designed to be a flexible online training to put Learners on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields.
In providing more details, Mr. Siaw said, “successful applicants can choose from four selected high-growth fields to study. They include; IT Support, Data Analytics, Project Management and UX Design.
“Learners are expected to commit 10 hours per week over six months in some of the fields”.
The value of the scholarship to Ghana is over $2.8 million.
To apply visit https://www.library.gov.gh/read2skillgoogleedition/.
The deadline is March 16, 2021.
- Stephen Appiah excludes Asamoah Gyan from his list of best Ghanaian players
- 30 communities in Central and Greater Accra Regions to experience ‘dumsor’
- ‘I dread pain and abuse’ – A female head porter opens up on her daily trauma
- ‘Government is either feigning incompetence on the point of how we fix structures or is pretending to fix them’ – Barker-Vormawor
- Police arrest notorious armed robber in Tema
- Debt increase of 137% between 2016 and 2020 lower than previous administrations – Ofori-Atta
- CID probes 53 schools over alleged corruption in school feeding programme; GES directs co-operation
- Covid-19: GHS to roll out second doses from May 19
- NSMQ2021: Mfantsipim School begins redemption campaign from regional qualifiers
- Virologist warns of third wave of Covid-19 in Ghana
Trade Minister commends Ibrahim Mahama for investing in cement industry
NSMQ2021: Get trainers for your students to do better – Northern Region Education Director to school heads
‘Culture of silence’ rumours are false; media is doing well – Oppong Nkrumah
20% of Ghana’s population have at least one form of mental illness – Mental Health Officer
Developments in Chad worrying – CFR-Ghana laments
National Association of Small Scale Miners accuses military of burning excavators owned by legal miners
NSMQ2021: Northern landlords, Tamasco, three others secure tickets for national championship
Females outnumber males in Covid-19 vaccinations – GHS research shows
#FixTheCountry: We expected government to listen instead of speak – Convener
NPP will break 8-year election jinx- Ishmael Ashitey
Covid-19 scared us from family planning treatment – Adolescents in Tema Metropolis
FORIG begins research into over 60 lesser-known timber species to reduce deforestation
Let’s tackle root cause of child begging-Population Council
Musicians and actors battle it out at Nhyira FM’s “Cook for Mum” Promo
Manu, who delayed Ghana’s 4x100m baton, had never received a baton before – Coach