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Google Commits $1 Billion to Prepare Students, Adults for Future Workplace

By Benjamin Herold — October 24, 2017 1 min read

Google has announced a multipronged initiative to help students and workers better prepare for a rapidly changing labor market.

The online-services giant launched Grow with Google, which aims to provide training and certificates related to technical and entrepreneurial skills. The company’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, will award $1 billion in grants over the next five years to nonprofit organizations working in education, job training, and equal opportunity.

Google employees will donate a million volunteer hours to those efforts.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 25, 2017 edition of Education Week as Google Commits $1 Billion to Prepare Students, Adults for Future Workplace

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