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Google has official launched its scholarship in Africa to train more than 40,000 aspiring developers in Africa. Google has partnered with Pluralsight and Andela to help make the learning environment friendly for everyone.

Software engineers (and aspiring software engineers) looking to build competencies in Android, Google Cloud, and Mobile Web (MWS) are encouraged to apply to the program.

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The aim of this program is to continuously engage with aspiring and existing software engineers on these tracks and equip them with the requisite skills to get certified.

Also Read: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2022 in Sub-Saharan Africa (£25,000)

The event, #Build4Africa, is providing opportunities to review trends unfolding throughout the internet economy, paying special attention to the support of developers and startups in Africa.

Those interested in Signing up for the Google Africa Developer scholarship should click here.

The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program gives you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community in your chosen skills development track. 

In addition, Google announced the continuation of its accelerator program for African startups. Going into this year, the Google for Startups Accelerator program will be hosting its sixth cohort. The three-month program is expected to start on June 21; applications are open until May 14. A virtual affair, this cohort will be a continuation of how the previous cohort panned out. 

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first virtual class of Google for Startups Accelerator kicked off with 20 startups from seven countries undergoing a 12-week virtual journey to redefine their offering while receiving mentoring and attending workshops.



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