Introducing the Google Career Certificates Fund

Year Up to be Inaugural Training Provider

With support from the $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund, Year Up will partner with Social Finance to offer Google Career Certificates in select locations later this year. In this pilot of Year Up's proven program, Year Up students will have an opportunity to enroll in a learning pathway with no upfront costs and repay the cost of the program only if they secure a job earning at least $40,000. Year Up graduates earn an average of $44,000 annual starting salary; we expect outcomes with this new program will be higher.

Google Career Certificates are industry-recognized credentials that prepare people for in-demand, entry-level jobs in fields such as Data Analytics, IT support, Project Management, and User Experience design.

In addition, students will receive necessary skills to thrive in a corporate environment; practical on-the-job experience through an internship or apprenticeship with a top company; an educational stipend throughout the program; and a strong alumni network that offers ongoing support.

Complete this form and we’ll keep you informed about the Google Career Certificates Fund as the program becomes available. We’ll also help you to explore Year Up’s current job training and career pathways.   

About Year Up

At Year Up, our mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by breaking down the barriers between local employers and young adults from under-invested communities and those who are disconnected from school and work.

We believe that all young adults deserve equitable access to employment and strive to empower them to reach their full potential—no matter their background, income, or zip code. 

We are a national non-profit organization that creates career paths for young adults by connecting them with top employers and talent professionals, as well as providing access to in-demand skills training and hands-on employment experiences.

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