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Globally popular search engine Google has introduced Career Certificates to Citizens with the aim of providing Pakistanis with adequate learning opportunities to acquire the digital skills required for employment.

In a statement issued in Karachi, Google said that as part of its mission to ‘Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential’, this year it is offering 15,000 scholarships through its local partners – the Institute of Rural Management (IRM) and Ignite. It has also reinforced its commitment to enabling an inclusive digital economy, involving academic institutions, industry partners, and non-profit organizations.

According to a report by Alpha Beta, if fully exploited, digital technologies could generate annual economic growth of 9.7 trillion Pakistani rupees (US$59.7 billion) in Pakistan by 2030.

Farhan Qureshi, Google’s Regional Director for Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka said: ‘Today we are proud to announce Google Career Certificates under the Grow with Google program. In partnership with the Institute of Rural Management and Ignite, we are also offering 15,000 scholarships so that learners can earn certificates at no cost. This effort is an expression of Google’s commitment under which Google wants to play an important role in ensuring the development of the country’s digital ecosystem.


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