SILICON GRADES, Utah, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pluralsight, the technology workforce development company, today announced that it has been awarded the Google Cloud Social Impact Partner of the Year – Education 2021 award. Pluralsight was recognized following from its successful partnership with Google Cloud and Andela, a global placement network for software developers whose mission is to train 100,000 software engineers worldwide. Africa in 10 years. Together, these organizations enable budding developers across Africa to gain skills through the Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program powered by Pluralsight Skills, the leading technology skills development platform.
By 2034, Africa is expected to have the largest working-age population in the world at 1.1 billion, but only 3-4 million jobs are created each year. There is a great need to create opportunities for the millions of people on the continent who are creative, intelligent and driven to succeed. Technology offers great opportunities for creating jobs, growing businesses and stimulating economies. However, people need the right skills and the right tools to navigate the digital world. The GADS program, a four-month fellowship program, solves this problem by allowing existing and future developers to Africa to develop the skills they need to earn their Google certifications through Pluralsight Skills. So far, Google, Pluralsight and Andela have provided access to over 61,000 learners in 53 African countries.
“We believe in the power of human insight and technology to solve the toughest challenges. Technology is a lifeline. Google Cloud’s work in Africa is designed to help make technology both universally accessible and useful. This award underscores our mission to advance the global tech workforce and our passion for initiatives and catalytic solutions that have a positive and lasting impact on the world,” said Ken Leonard, Senior Vice President of Global Ecosystem Solutions at Pluralsight. “Our partnership with Google Cloud has given Pluralsight the space to support technology solutions that help turn challenges into opportunities and give everyone, regardless of their challenges, our best tools to develop the technology skills they need. they need to be successful. We are very proud and honored to be recognized for this effort working alongside a deeply committed partner who is dedicated to building momentum around harnessing technology for good. »
“Over the past year, Pluralsight has demonstrated its continued commitment to helping drive positive outcomes in education through innovative technologies and solutions, resulting in lasting and impactful results for clients and their communities. “, said Bronwyn Hastings, Vice President of Global ISV Channels and Partnerships, Google Cloud. “We are proud to recognize Pluralsight as Social Impact Partner of the Year for Education. »
With Pluralsight Skills, program scholars get free access to personalized learning paths and expert-curated courses on the topics of Associate Android Developer, Google Cloud Engineering, or Mobile Web Specialist. Additionally, fellows have access to multiple learning modalities, including instructor-led virtual training, hands-on labs and sandboxes, and skills assessments to deepen their cloud skills.
Learners who have progressed in their chosen path by meeting the requirements have the option of taking an Associate Android Developer or Associate Google Cloud Engineer certification exam for free, courtesy of Google. As a result, over 1,000 aspiring developers have qualified to take a Google certification exam after completing all learning phases and projects, with learners assessing over 43,500 skills with Skill IQ.
To learn more about how Pluralsight Skills provides the most effective path to developing technology skills, visit www.pluralsight.com.
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development organization that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights from data, and providing advice on strategic skills. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of all sizes and across industries, Pluralsight helps people and businesses transform through technology. Pluralsight Skills helps companies build technology skills at scale with expert-written courses on today’s most important technologies, including the cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, science of data and security, among others. Competencies also include tools to align skill development with business goals, instructor-led virtual training, hands-on labs, skill assessments, and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate product and service delivery. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.
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