Google is looking for thousands of Africans who want to learn to code

  • Google has promised to teach 100,000 Africans to code for the web and cellphones
  • Right now it is looking for beginners to learn to code Android apps, how to build websites, and to be Google Cloud experts.
  • The training is free.
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Google is looking for thousands of people from anywhere in Africa who want to learn to code.

The online behemoth has promised to train 100,000 African “aspiring new developers” to build websites and Android applications, and be Google Cloud experts.

No programming experience is necessary; the only requirement for applicants is that they must be from an African country, including South Africa, and be at least 18 years old.

See also: SA’s free coding college is looking for students – and you don’t even need a matric to get in

The training is online, so a decent internet connection is also required.

A small group of scholarship students can qualify for grants to take those exams (which normally cost in the region of R2,000) for free, and there is also the chance of joining Google partner company Andela as a software engineer.

Applications for the web and Android developer tracks, and for a separate course towards becoming a Google Cloud engineer, are open via Pluralsight.

* This article has been updated to remove an incorrect to, and details relating to, Google’s 2018 scholarship program. Business Insider regrets the error.

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Publish date : 2019-04-23 18:33:45

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