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Miami-Dade County to announce an exciting partnership with Google to help low-income residents gain access to in-demand tech jobs

Residents can access technology and new jobs through Google Career Certificate Scholarships

MIAMI ( March 08, 2022 )

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Commissioner Raquel Regalado, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, Miami-Dade Public Library System, CareerSource South Florida, and Google will host a kick-off event for “Grow with Google,” a program to provide scholarships for Google Career Certificates. The program will initiate with 500 scholarships designated for low-income and public housing residents to enroll in a Google Career Certificate program equipping them with job-ready skills for in-demand careers, such as Data Analytics, IT Support, Project Management, and UX Design.

Residents lacking access to technology can visit their nearest Miami-Dade Public Library branch and borrow a Google Chromebook, allowing them to participate in the Google Career Certificate Program. The initiative gives Miami-Dade County residents equitable access to the internet and technology.

Miami-Dade County, Career Source South Florida and Google developed this partnership to support low-income and public housing residents to equip themselves with skills needed in high-demand fields, opening doors to new career opportunities and higher-paying jobs. The program also includes a consortium of over 150 companies including Google and Florida-based entities, such as the Freedom Learning Group, KnowBe4, and Modi. Certificate Program Graduates will gain access to resume templates, coaching, and career placement support.

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Raquel Regalado, District 7, Miami-Dade County
Director Michael Liu, Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development
Sebastian Valverde, Google Managing Director, LATAM Agencies, Head of Miami Office
Director Ray Baker, Miami-Dade Public Library System
Executive Director Rick Beasley, CareerSource South Florida
Representative, Public Housing Resident Council
“Grow with Google” Kick-Off Event 
March 09, 2022 — 04:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade Main Library
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130