Iowa job seekers now have access to a valuable professional training program designed to prepare participants for high-growth technology jobs in less than six months.
In March, IowaWORKS offices throughout the state began offering access to Grow with Google training certificates at no cost to Iowans through Google’s Career Certificates Scholarship Program.
IowaWORKS offices are receiving no-cost access to the program through a partnership between the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and Grow with Google. Grow with Google is making 30,000 program scholarships available nationwide. Through the program, participants can earn certificates in the fields of data analytics, IT support, project management, user experience design and/or Python.
Classes will be offered through the Coursera.org learning platform and are intended to provide another tool that will enhance, but not replace, existing Iowa training programs. Certificates and scholarship opportunities will be particularly focused toward low-income adults, veterans and their spouses, and participants in IWD’s Reemployment Case Management (RCM) program. Career Planners will work with individuals directly and conduct a short assessment to ensure they are prepared before they are enrolled in the program.
Interested job seekers should consult their local IowaWORKS office.