North Carolina Central University’s LeVelle Moton has teamed up with Google to give back to the community, reports Afro Tech.
Moton, who currently serves as NCCU’s Men’s Basketball Coach will partner with the world’s leading search engine through his Velle Cares Foundation. Together they will equip members of the community with scholarships to cover the cost of one of four professional certification courses in Data Analytics, IT Support, Project Management or User Experience (UX) Design.
“I am very excited about our partnership with Google,” said LeVelle. “Velle Cares Foundation is committed to increasing access to opportunity for families to expand their economic powers. Grow with Google does just that, and the program’s proven track record of success will reset the course for low-wealth communities and people of color in the Triangle by unlocking higher incomes and a chance to enter a career field with high demand and high wages.”
The Grow With Google Career Certificate Program was created to provide people with access to in-demand jobs. The program even helps those without college degrees or prior experience excel in their respective fields by equipping them with the skills they need.
Developed and taught by Google employees, the certificate programs includes hands-on, practical, and rigorous training to set participants up for success.
According to a press release, 82 percent of certificate graduates nationwide have reported a positive career impact within just six months.
Currently, there are more than 1.2 million in-demand job openings across all certificate fields.
The partnership will also consist of the Velle Cares Foundation working alongside existing workforce development programs, faith-based organizations and nonprofits within North Carolina’s Triangle area to connect graduates of the Google Career Certificates programs with local companies looking to hire workers.