Google and Udacity have formed a partnership to help job seekers boost their career development efforts through eleven new courses which will complement the "Networking for Career Success" program offered to 60,000 scholars under the Grow with Google initiative, all free of charge. That program was announced last October with $1 billion in grants meant to help develop professional skills of job seekers and prepare them for future jobs in the field of technology. As part of the effort, Google will also provide training services to job seekers and web development solutions to business organizations that seek to boost their online presence.
The new alliance between Udacity and Google aims to help participants craft their resumes to catch the attention of employers and cover letters explaining why hiring them would be an excellent idea. The courses also aim to enhance their interview skills in data science, front-end and general Android development, virtual reality, full stack, and web security. Other specialized content will help them brace for more types of interviews, provide assistance in improving the way job seekers use LinkedIn to land a job, and help them with building up their GitHub portfolio to get noticed by recruiters. The free courses will take less than 15 weeks to complete and can be tackled individually. Udacity's existing online courses span various categories such as artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, deep learning, self-driving, and machine learning, among others.
This isn't the first time that the search giant and the educational organization teamed up to train professionals. In 2016, Google and Udacity partnered to launch the Fast Track course to help participants with some sort of coding capabilities accelerate the development of their skills in building apps for Android. Earlier this year, Google launched an AI learning program for both beginners and experts called Learn With Google AI, offering a crash course as an introduction to the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to that, Udacity also introduced a nanodegree program meant to provide fundamentals required to get started on a career path designing software for flying cars.