sundar-pichaiSundar Pichai ('93) launches new $100M Google Career Certificates Fund

The American Bazaar (February 19, 2022)

Sundar Pichai launches new $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund

People’s sense of purpose and optimism is what brought him to America nearly 30 years ago, says India-born executive

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced a new $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund to prepare people for high-paying, high-growth jobs in fields like data analytics, IT support, project management and user experience design.

“The goal is to enable Social Finance to reach more than 20,000 American workers,” Indian American CEO of Google and its parent Alphabet said at an event Thursday. “This investment in America’s future has the potential to drive $1 billion in wage gains.”

“It’s all designed around student success,” he said at the event with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Castillo and the CEOs of Social Finance, Merit America and Year Up.

Over 70,000 Americans have now completed these certificates, Pichai noted. “They are available to anyone, no college degree required. Seventy-five percent of graduates report seeing a positive impact on their career within six months, including a raise or a new job.”

“This fund is a new kind of financing model,” he said with the search giant investing Google capital and grants and providing its Career Certificate program. (Read More)