Ivy Tech to offer five Google certificates through free program

Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the national non-profit Jobs for the Future to help students get Google Career Certificates free of charge.

The free program through the college’s Ivy+ IT Academy will prepare learners for entry-level jobs in data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce, cybersecurity, IT support, UX design and project management, some of the tech fields with the highest level of demand, according to an Ivy Tech news release.

Google Career Certificates can be obtained through a six-month online program that requires less than 10 hours of study a week, and includes practice and graded assessments, quizzes and writing assignments, according to the release.

Students can also take classes in person at any of the 19 Ivy Tech Community College campuses. People who successfully complete the program will be connected to more than 150 employers through the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium and there are more than 1.5 million jobs available in the fields the certificate covers, according to information from Ivy Tech’s website.

More than 150,000 people across the United States have obtained Google Career Certificates since the program’s launch five years ago. People who earn the certificates can help fill a demand for more than 41,000 additional tech workers in Indiana by 2030, according to the website.

People can sign up for a Google Certification course at: https://bit.ly/3qh7Uem