Globe, Google PH Collaborate to Provide 39,000 Certified Courses for Digital Upskilling
Taking its investments in education further, Globe has partnered with Google Philippines to provide 39,000 scholarships on advanced IT certificate courses to equip low-income students and jobseekers with job-ready skills.
Under the collaboration, Globe and several government stakeholders will invite qualified recipients for the Google Career Certificates program and track their progress.
Google Career Certificates provide a suite of flexible online training programs spanning three to six months available at Coursera.org. It is open to everyone 18 years old and above and requires no previous degree or experience. There are four certificate options including IT Support, UX Design, Data Analytics, and Project Management.
“Google is committed to supporting the Philippines’ economic growth through the opportunities created by the country's growing digital economy,” said Bernadette Nacario, Country Director, Google Philippines.
“With the unemployment rate at 5.2% and rapidly growing job postings in tech, Google hopes to address the digital skills gap and improve the lives of thousands of Filipinos for themselves and their families by providing free Google Career Certificates," adds Nacario.
“We are delighted to have this partnership with Google in bringing Coursera to more Filipinos. It is a clear example of how we can uplift our young customers with world-class IT-based training to strengthen their digital skills,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.
Globe will make the new service accessible to its Globe Prepaid and TM customers, partner schools and local government units.
Enabling Filipinos with Advanced Learning Opportunities
The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and World Bank reports ranked the Philippines as among countries struggling with basic literacy, basic numeracy, and STEM delivery. The situation further worsened post-pandemic, when schools had to shut down and students shifted to remote learning.
While Globe uses digital technology to innovate, it also creates value beyond telco, especially for underserved communities and in times of great need.
Believing that technology can level the playing field for all, Globe has been investing in alternative learning systems that will enhance students' appreciation for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
During the pandemic, Globe was among the first to respond to the needs of the education sector by providing free learning platforms for public use in collaboration with national government agencies in education.
With the current education landscape being heavily dependent on technology, Globe ensures that students and teachers have access to reliable and affordable digital resources in terms of connectivity and devices.
Access to Remote Learning
Globe provides free access to key learning platforms of the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), as well as the Globe eLibrary, a free learning platform with K-12 content, to subscribers.
EdVenture, one of the Group’s portfolio companies under 917Ventures, provides virtual one-on-one and personalized tutorials for students.
Digital Wellness and Responsibility
Globe also provides tools to help safeguard online safety for all users, complemented with proper education on responsible digital citizenship, such as proper online etiquette and protecting your personal data online, through the award-winning Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP).
KodeGo, a portfolio company of Globe’s wholly-owned venture builder 917Ventures, is an enroll-now, pay-upon-hiring learning boot camp. It offers a 12-week intensive training program on coding and programming with a highly-effective placement program for graduates.
Crisanto shared, “We look forward to more opportunities like these to bring our purpose into action because, in everything we do, we treat people right to create a Globe of Good.”