College and career preparedness is more important than ever before as 65% of all jobs in the economy require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. Students need experience using technology and developing core digital skills that can be applied to multi-tasks and in the workforce.
Partnership With Native Americans, in collaboration with Google, is proud to present the Grow with Google Indigenous Career Readiness Program. As part of Google’s commitment to supporting Native American jobseekers, the program partners with native-serving organizations to help students develop the digital skills they need to find and secure internships and jobs that will help them build successful careers. To support the program, Google has invested $1 million in Partnership With Native Americans to train 10,000 students at more than 50 native-serving organizations. Over the next four years, we will provide curriculum and trainers at Tribal Colleges and Universities, Native American-serving nontribal institutions, high schools, and vocational programs.
Source: Center on Education and Workforce, Georgetown University. The full report can be accessed at cew.georgetown.edu/recovery2020
A Look at What’s Ahead
PWNA will begin accepting applications in the Spring of 2022!
Program Benefits & Curriculum
Be college and career ready by enhancing your common core and digital skills!
The Grow with Google Indigenous Career Readiness Program is based on Grow with Google job seeker workshops, and lessons from Grow with Google’s Applied Digital Skills that develop the digital and practical skills required to secure jobs and build post-college careers. Students will take online classes and workshops, participate in activities that help them master what they’ve learned, and meet with peers or career counselors for follow-up discussions.
“We are excited to partner with Google to launch the Grow with Google Indigenous Career Readiness Program. PWNA appreciates Google taking the initiative to bridge the digital divide in Indian Country. The gap that exists goes beyond the cable infrastructure, hardware, internet access, and extends to the technical skills for education and employment. Google has demonstrated their willingness to meet the students where they are at, with the tools that they have, to provide a best-in-service digital training program designed to increase technical proficiencies and employable skills for Native students. Grow with Google training translates into immediate incentives and adds technical skills to a student’s digital toolbox that they can build on in the future." — Joshua Arce, President & CEO, Partnership With Native Americans
About Grow with Google
Google believes that technology has the power to unlock new opportunities for growth. When those opportunities are available to everyone, communities across the country can achieve their full potential.
Now more than ever, Americans need digital skills to land the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Grow with Google aims to help by providing free training, tools, and expertise that help people get the right skills to find jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses.
Since launching in 2017, Grow with Google programs have trained more than seven million Americans on digital skills to support and enhance business and career growth. And through a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations—including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits—more people across the country can reach their full potential.