Google’s $1B Commitment to Job Training and Small Business Growth

Sundar-Pichai, CEO Google
Sundar-Pichai, CEO Google

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced last week that Google is committing $1 billion over the next five years to programs that train workers or grow businesses. There are three components to this commitment:

  • Grow with Google, a new initiative to help Americans with the skills they need to get a job or grow their business

  • $1 billion in grants over the next five years to nonprofits working on three key areas that we think will boost opportunity

  • 1 million hours of Google employees’ volunteer efforts to help these front-line organizations

Recognizing that technology is causing some uncertainty among American workers but will continue to be an engine of growth, Google has launched Grow with Google, a free program for anyone in America who wants to obtain the tools and training they need to get a job. The Grow with Google online hub provides job seekers, teachers, business owners, and developers opportunities to get free training and certificates.

To bring this program to local communities, Google is launchhing a Grow with Google tour. Google employees will team up with libraries and community organizations across the country to host these events, which provide career advice and training for people and businesses.

In addition to its own programs, Google is helping support other organizations working to close the global education gap, prepare people for 21st-century jobs, and ensure equal opportunities for all. The company is committing $1 billion over the next five years to these community partners.

Finally, Google is supporting its employees in their volunteer efforts by dedicating one million volunteer hours to these front-line partners.

Learn more about these programs via the links below.

Read Sundar Pichai’s kick-off speech

Learn more about Grow with Google

Read about grant opportunities and Google volunteer efforts