Google Career Certificates Launched in Pakistan

Google has finally introduced Career Certifications in Pakistan, with the official launch of the initiative taking place earlier today. The search engine giant had launched these career certifications under its Grow With Google program back in 2020. Now, 2 years later, the program is finally available in Pakistan.

The initiative has been made possible with the support of the Institute of Rural Management (IRM), the country’s largest capacity-building and training institute, and Ignite, a state-owned company that operates digital skills training programs.

Enrolled individuals are required to allocate 10 hours for study every week to complete the following certifications in six months.

  • IT Support
  • Project Management
  • UX Design
  • Data Analysis
  • IT Automation
  • Digital Marketing and E-Commerce

These courses will be taught on Coursera, a US-based open online course provider founded by Stanford University in 2012. Interested candidates can initially enroll for a 7-day full access free trial, after that they’ll have to either pay a monthly fee or avail financial aid to complete the entire course and obtain a certificate.

IRM and Ignite have teamed up with Courserve, allowing students to earn IT and data analytics certificates for absolutely free. The certificates of IT Support, UX Design, Project Management, and Data Analytics courses cost $14 per month on Coursera, and the company will also provide scholarships for deserving students.

The certificates can be earned in under 6 months, with no experience required, the company said in a statement on Thursday.