Monday, July 15, 2024

Google, DOL partner for career training at Camp Lejune and Cherry Point

Marines marching through South Carolina on Highway 17. Photo courtesy of Marine Raider Memorial March.

CAMP LEJUNE — Google announced a new workforce development partnership with the Department of Labor’s Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot Monday.

The program offers transitioning military service members and their spouses one-on-one career assistance. Through the partnership, Google will offer the Google Career Certificates and Google Cloud Certification programs in data analytics and I.T. support at no cost to transitioning military service members and their spouses at select military installations, including Camp Lejenue and MCAS Cherry Point.

About 200,000 military service members leave active duty every year and face challenges when transitioning into the job market, including translating their military skills to civilian applications.

The certificates are industry-recognized credentials that can be completed within three to six months of part-time study, with no degree or experience required.

Graduates are also connected to the program’s employer consortium of more than 150 companies committed to considering them.

After giving so much to our country, every member of the military community deserves the opportunity to thrive in the workforce,” Grow with Google founder Lisa Gevelber said. “We’re proud to work with the Department of Labor to help members of the military community successfully transition into civilian careers through our Google Career Certificates and Cloud Certification programs.”

There are more than 150,000 Google Career Certificates graduates in the U.S., and 75% of graduates report a positive career impact—such as a new job, higher pay, or a promotion—within six months of completion. 

To date, the company has trained more than 150,000 military members and veterans in digital skills through organizations including Hiring our Heroes Google products, including Search, are also offering support for transitioning military personnel. By entering their military occupational speciality code (MOS, AFSC, NEC) in Google Search, veterans in North Carolina can quickly find jobs that match the skills they learned in the military. To learn more, please visit grow.google/veterans.


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