Montana Department of Labor & Industry Announces “Grow with Google” Partnership

  • — July 15 2022

 500 scholarships to help Montanans earn a free Google Career Certificate

HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced they are partnering with Google to connect 500 job seekers statewide with no-cost access to Google Career Certificates training for well-paying, high-demand jobs in growing fields. The certificates equip people with job-ready skills in the high-growth fields of Data Analytics, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, IT Support, Project Management, and UX Design. The online program can be completed in three to six months of part-time study—with no degree or experience required.

After finishing the program, graduates are connected with employer consortium of over 150 companies— including Deloitte, Ford, Verizon, Walmart, and Google—that considers them for relevant roles.

In partnership with Google, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is providing access to these certificates through state workforce agencies. Designed and taught by Google employees, each certificate includes over 150+ practice and graded assessments, quizzes, or writing assignments to ensure rigor and mastery. The program also provides resources to help students land a job, such as resume templates, coaching from Career Circle and interview practice with Big Interview. 

The Google Career Certificates are stackable credentials that are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students working towards a degree can earn a recommendation of up to 12 college credits for completing a Certificate—the equivalent of four college courses at the

This partnership will allow some 500 Montanans to continue to grow their personal skill sets and fill much needed gaps in our labor force – at no cost to the worker”, said Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Laurie Esau.   

Montana Department of Labor & Industry representatives want to help everyone who can benefit from this training opportunity. Priority is given to those who demonstrate need. 

Scholarship recipients need access to a computer, hand-held device or smartphone, and the internet. If you do not have access to one or more of these tools, a Job Service Montana representative can help. Scholarship recipients must complete the certificate within six months.

For more information contact your local Job Service.

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Contact Jessica Nelson: Public Information Officer, Department of Labor and Industry
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