Google Launches a New Skills Initiative for the Singaporeans

google skills initiative for singaporeans

As a part of Grow with Google program, Google has now announced a new initiative in Singapore to assist its citizens to acquire new skills and update their old ones. The initiative has been launched by the company to help around 3000 Singaporeans in partnership with several government agencies. It has been named Skills ignition SG.

Technology is changing at a rapid pace which is affecting the job market in a major way. Although, Singapore is one of the most vibrant economies in Asia, the country is still seeing some dearth in the number of jobs. Hence, it is important to upskill to become eligible for jobs. Google will be helping the job seekers in the country through the Skills Ignition SG.

Skills Ignition SG has two main programs. One is for mid-career job seekers. This is a 6-month vocational course to teach them digital marketing and cloud technology. Second is what Google calls ‘place and train’ program. Under this program, participants will be doing 3-months of online training before doing 6-months of work experience with employers.

Google additionally said that its placement program will offer 100 Singaporeans work experience with the company. The company will be offering 500 more placements in batches by its agency partners that include Publicis, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The company is engaging with more companies to create more placements.