Creating IT Workforce Readiness

Jun, 30th, 2022
Creating IT Workforce Readiness
Grow with Google IT Career Certificates Offered through
Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board (ECWDB) announces a new career development pathway, Grow with Google, for career seekers who are interested in a technology field occupation. Grow with Google participants will have access to Coursera, a suite of flexible online training programs, including IT Support, Data Analysis, Project Management, and UX (User Experience) Design. The free training programs require no prior relevant experience or degree and are designed to provide learners with job-ready skills in high-growth IT fields in just six months.

“The Grow with Google certificates program we are providing offers a unique way for people to gain the knowledge they will need to enter the IT field in a short period of time,” states Tammy Childers, Executive Director of ECWDB. “What’s unique about the program is that students learn from experienced Google employees in real-world scenarios that will provide them with industry-recognized credentials for a pathway to a meaningful IT career.”

About the Grow with Google Career Certificates Program

With over 8 courses, participants will learn from Google employees whose foundations in data analytics served as launchpads for their own careers. Participants can complete the certificate in less than 6 months with only 10 hours of work per week. This program includes over 180 hours of instruction and hundreds of practice-based assessments, which will help participants simulate real-world data analytics scenarios that are critical for success in the workplace. The content is highly interactive and exclusively developed by Google employees with decades of experience in data analytics. Through a mix of videos, assessments, and hands-on labs, participants will develop the skills required for entry-level employment.

ECWDB is providing 100 free Google Career Certificate Scholarships and the ongoing support of dedicated NCWorks Career Advisors. Job seekers registered with NCWorks and WIOA Title I participants are eligible for this program. For more information on eligibility and the application process, contact or 252-636-6901.

About Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc.

ECWDB is a non-profit organization located in New Bern, North Carolina. ECWDB administers workforce development programs funded through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the nine-county local area of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow, Lenoir, Duplin, Greene, and Wayne. ECWDB contracts its programs with organizations throughout the region that provide services through local NCWorks Career Centers. 

Media contact: David Jones,

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