More than 2 million African youth trained in digital skills by 2018
Google launched the second stage of Digital Skills for Africa program to train 10 million youth in Africa by 2022. The program consists in creating Digital Skills communities to raise technology literacy for jobseekers and businesses in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
The initiative leverages social connections within communities to amplify the effects of digital skills training. In the words of Mzamo Masito, Google Africa’s CMO, “The digital skills program provides free training courses, tools and in-person coaching. It helps people get the right skills to find a job, advance their careers or grow their businesses.”
Since the program was first announced in April 2016, it has trained more than two million Africans in 900 communities in 29 countries. It offers 89 courses through the Learn Digital online portal, along with face-to-face courses and workshops enabled by multiple training partners.