INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Ivy Tech Community College, in partnership with national nonprofit, Jobs for the Future (JFF), will offer five Google Certificates at no cost to students as part of the College’s IT Academy.
The Google Career Certificates program prepares learners for entry-level jobs in the in-demand fields of cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce, IT support, project management, and UX design. This offering will equip students with job-ready skills as they pursue their degree, while also connecting them to career resources and a network of over 150 companies through the program’s employer consortium.
Our partnership with Google and Jobs for the Future will bring more tech jobs and innovation to Indiana, providing Hoosiers with a unique opportunity to contribute to a high-wage, high-demand industry that is generating impact at scale for the state.
– Matt Etchison, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
“Google is proud to offer our Google Career Certificates to Ivy Tech Community College. This continues our long standing support for Jobs for the Future and will help more people throughout Indiana qualify for the state’s in-demand tech jobs,” said Lisa Gevelber, Founder, Grow with Google.
In collaboration with corporate partner, TechPoint, IT Academy’s offering of the Google Career Certificates will support the company's goal of increasing the state’s tech workforce by 41,000 by 2030 and solidify Indiana’s national reputation as a vibrant tech hub. Designed and taught by Google employees, each certificate includes over 150+ practice and graded assessments, quizzes, or writing assignments to ensure rigor and mastery. To help prepare learners for jobs, the program provides resources including resume templates, coaching from Career Circle and interview practice with Big Interview. Graduates are also connected with an employer consortium of over 150 companies—including American Express, Ford, Verizon, Walmart, and Google—that hire in the certificate fields.
Launched in 2018, over 150,000 people have graduated from the Google Career Certificates program in the U.S. Seventy-five percent of them report a positive career impact—such as a new job, higher pay, or a promotion—within six months of completion, and 55% of graduates identify as Asian, Black, or Latino.
About Grow with Google Grow with Google was started in 2017 to help Americans grow their skills, careers and businesses. It provides training, tools and expertise to help small business owners, veterans and military families, jobseekers and students, educators, startups and developers. Since Grow with Google’s inception, it has helped more than nine million Americans develop new skills. Grow with Google has a network of more than 9,500 partner organizations like libraries, schools, small business development centers, chambers of commerce and nonprofits to help people coast-to-coast.
About Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national nonprofit driving transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. With support from Google, JFF is partnering with 100 community colleges nationwide to embed the Google Career Certificates in credit and noncredit-bearing programs.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.