Google Announced 15000 Scholarships For Pakistanis

 Islamabad: Social media platform Google has announced 15,000 scholarships for all Pakistanis, while in addition to these scholarships, digital training opportunities will also be provided under Google certificates.

In this regard, a statement issued yesterday said that Google has introduced career certificates aimed at providing Pakistanis with flexible learning pathways to acquire the highly sought-after digital skills required for employment.

In its mission to 'Unlock Pakistan's Digital Potential', Google has reinforced its commitment by awarding 15,000 scholarships this year through its local partners Institute of Rural Management (IRM) and Ignite. It also reinforced its commitment to enabling an equitable and inclusive digital economy by presenting, including academic institutions, industry partners and nonprofit organizations.

According to a report by Alpha Beta, if fully exploited, digital technologies could generate an annual economic growth of 9.7 trillion Pakistani rupees (US$59.7 billion) in Pakistan by 2030. are Pakistan's ICT sector has seen remarkable growth over the past decade, growing at an average annual rate of 30-20%.

ICT-related exports have recently increased to US$5 billion, and the Ministry of Information and Technology believes that "this sector has the potential to become (the country's) largest export industry." Currently, Pakistan Around 4.7% of the workforce is working in the ICT sector, of which 6% or about 200,000 workers are women.

According to the data available on Pakistan's leading job portal,, the highest number of vacancies are also found in the ICT sector.

Regarding this, Farhan Qureshi, Regional Director of Google for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka said that we are proud to announce the 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.

This certification program will provide new opportunities and enable developers, students, teachers, researchers and businesses to grow faster. For this, partnerships have also been established in the public and private sectors as we want to develop Pakistan's digital industry.

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