INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Monday, December 11, 2017

LtoR_-_Arun_Rajamani__Country_Head___General_Manager__Pluralsight____Dr._Madana_Kumar__Chief_Learnin_423444With an objective to create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce in India, Google in association with Pluralsight and Udacity today announced a new scholarship progra

m to help 130 thousand developers and students across India. In this joint effort, Google is sponsoring 100 thousand scholarships on the Pluralsight technology learning platform and 30 thousand Scholarships on Udacity to help developers gain access to advanced learning curriculum and further their employability in emerging technologies like Mobile and Web development, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Platforms.

Google is offering 30 thousand scholarships with Udacity and among them 1000 developers will also be selected to receive full scholarships. Interested candidates will also get access to Pluralsight IQ, where they can measure their skills in the latest technologies within 5 minutes.  This new scholarship program is in continuation of Google’s plans to train two million developers in India, to help spur innovation and support the growth of India’s start-up ecosystem.

Speaking about Google’s Skilling initiative in India, William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google said, “In the last one year, we have engaged over half a million students and developers across India through a variety of programs and initiatives. Since we announced our skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year. To build on this momentum, this scholarship program, will make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape.”

“Pluralsight already supports learners in more than 150 countries and with this partnership we hope to gain tailwind in our effort to skill India.” He added.