Creating opportunities for Indigenous job seekers
Sabrina Geremia shines a light on the uneven impact the pandemic has had on different populations and how important it is for the business community to provide more opportunities for those affected. She shares this perspective in Google Canada’s announcement that it is committing $600,000 to reskill Indigenous job seekers for new careers in technology, including a $500,000 Google.org grant to ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT program, $100,000 in funding towards Indspire’s job training programs and providing Google Career Certificate scholarships for Indigenous learners.
“The social and economic hardships felt by many during this pandemic have brought some heavy truths to the surface and we now have an opportunity to build back a more inclusive and resilient economy. We’re proud to support ComIT and Indspire to deepen our commitment in digital skills training in high demand fields, create opportunities for Indigenous job seekers entering the tech workforce and increase Indigenous representation in our technology workforce.”
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