Node Eight Google Career Certificate Scholarship Program offers a unique opportunity to acquire four prominent Google Professional Certificates: Google Data Analytics, Google Project Management, Google UX Design, and Google IT Support.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive assistance in securing employment apprenticeships, internships, or jobs, providing practical opportunities to apply your newly acquired skills.
This support is designed to facilitate your transition smoothly into the workforce after completing the program, ensuring that you have the necessary tools and resources for a successful career journey.
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Are you ready to enhance your career prospects in the rapidly growing field of digital technology?
In today’s fast-paced and data-driven world, acquiring digital skills is crucial for professional growth and staying competitive. However, many young individuals face financial barriers when it comes to investing in their education and obtaining industry-recognized certifications.
That’s why Node Eight is thrilled to announce the Google Career Certificate Scholarship Program 2023, specifically designed for young people living in Ghana, with funding from JA Ghana.
Node Eight Foundation is a youth-led innovation hub in Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana. Established in 2017, Node Eight provides an inclusive space for digital skill training in emerging technologies, co-working space, business incubation, and acceleration programs, an inclusive community that promotes the culture of innovation.
To be eligible for the Google Career Certificate Scholarship Program (Ghana), applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Age Requirement: Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of application.
- Residency: Applicants must be residents of Ghana.
- Educational Background: Have a minimum of a West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or equivalent qualification.
- Commitment: Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to completing the selected professional certificate program in 3 months. This includes dedicating the necessary time and effort to successfully complete the coursework and assignments.
- Availability: Applicants should have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer or device that meets the minimum technical requirements for online learning.
- Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is required, as all program materials and communications will be in English.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
As a beneficiary of the program, you will receive an array of comprehensive benefits designed to empower your personal and professional growth:
- Scholarship Coverage: The scholarship covers the full cost of your chosen professional certificate program on Coursera, removing financial barriers and allowing you to focus on your learning journey.
- Instructional Support: Experienced mentors and industry professionals provide valuable guidance, support, and insights throughout the program, helping you navigate the coursework and understand industry opportunities, trends, and challenges.
- Wraparound Support: In addition to instructional support, the program provides comprehensive wraparound support services. This includes career counselling to navigate your professional path, networking opportunities to build connections, and resources for overall professional development.
- Coaching and Mentorship: Industry professionals offer personalized coaching and mentorship, equipping you with the necessary skills and insights to thrive in your chosen field and ensuring your readiness to enter the labour market.
- Employment Assistance: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive assistance in securing employment apprenticeships, internships, jobs, or other livelihood activities. This support aims to help you apply your newly acquired skills in practical settings and facilitate your transition into the workforce within six months of program completion.
- Certification: Upon successfully completing the program, you receive a globally recognized professional certificate from Google. This certificate serves as a testament to your achievement, enhancing your credibility in the industry.
What you can learn:
- Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate: In this course, you will master the art of analysing data effectively and making data-driven decisions. You will learn how to visualize data, perform data analysis, and clean and prepare data for insights. These skills are crucial in today’s data-driven world, where companies rely on data to drive business strategies and make informed decisions.
- Google Project Management Certificate: If you’re interested in project management, this certificate program will equip you with the fundamental skills needed to successfully plan, execute, and monitor projects. You will learn about project planning, risk management, and effective communication with stakeholders. These skills are essential for leading and managing projects efficiently, which is highly valued in various industries.
- Google UX Design Professional Certificate: User experience (UX) design is a critical component of creating user-friendly and intuitive digital products. In this certificate program, you will gain expertise in UX design principles, user research techniques, prototyping, and usability testing. By understanding user behaviour and designing products that meet their needs, you can create exceptional user experiences that drive customer satisfaction and business success.
- Google IT Support Professional Certificate: As technology becomes more integral to our lives, the demand for IT support professionals continues to grow. This certificate program will provide you with the skills needed to provide technical support and troubleshooting for computer systems. You will learn about computer networking, operating systems, and IT security. With these skills, you can pursue a career in IT support and help individuals and organizations solve their technical challenges.
Method of Application
The scholarship program is open to all eligible applicants. Junior Achievement Ghana and Node Eight are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.
To apply for the Google Career Certificate Scholarship Program, follow these simple steps:
- Fill out the application form with accurate and detailed information.
- Select the specific certificate program you wish to pursue (Data Analytics, Project Management, UX Design, or IT Support).
- Submit your application before the deadline: September 30, 2023.
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.
- Communication with successful applicants shall be by the email address provided and a phone call to the phone number provided on the application form.