Google trains half a million young Africans with Digital Skills Africa programme

October 29, 2016


In April this year, Google announced its commitment to train 1 million people across the continent of Africa within a year. 6 months later, it has confirmed that it has reached the halfway mark. Now with the launch of its online training portal for Africa -  Digital Skills with Google  it is providing an opportunity for the population that are unable to attend face-to-face training sessions to learn digital skills in their own time, on their phone or computers.


The online portal offers 89 courses in three languages - English, French & Portuguese. The courses cover a wide range of digital subjects, including web analytics, social media management and mobile marketing. 


The aim is for more people to gain the skills and knowledge to help them build and grow businesses and find and create new jobs within the digital industry. Although the numbers of Internet users in the conti