Delete the Divide - Opportunity to Earn an IT Certificate
LOS ANGELES, CA – Delete The Divide will empower 1,000 youth and young adults in the County of Los Angeles to earn professional certificates that equip them with job-ready skills for in-demand, high-growth fields in three to six months. The program is at no cost to participants, and they will have the opportunity to choose a certificate program that aligns with their interests and career goals. No degree nor prior experience is required.
Delete The Divide is offering certificate programs from Google and Facebook:
“All young adults should have access to the tools and resources needed to realize their full potential,” said Lisa Gevelber, Founder, Grow with Google. “Google is committed to ensuring the opportunities created by technology are truly available to everyone, and we applaud Los Angeles County’s Delete the Divide program for its mission to help underserved youth and young adults access jobs in growing fields. We are proud that young people in the County can advance their education and increase their economic potential through the Google Career Certificates program.”
Upon earning a certificate, participants will have opportunities to apply for jobs at tech companies, including Google and Facebook. The Google Career Certificate Employer Consortium has 130+ employers and the Facebook Consortium has 120+ employers. The average entry-level salaries for roles in the certificate fields typically range above $50,000 per year.
“Every young person deserves the opportunity to build the future they want. Facebook is committed to bridging the digital divide through supporting equitable accessibility to digital resources for youth and young adults in underserved communities,” said Mayra Vazquez, Local Policy and Community Engagement Lead at Facebook. “We are proud to support Los Angeles County’s Delete The Divide in partnership with Facebook Elevate Coursera Digital Marketing Scholarships, an essential resource to equip the diverse community of Los Angeles - which is what makes the County so unique.”
Delete The Divide membership is free for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who live in communities where 20.1% to 100% of the households lack internet access. To view an interactive map of these communities, visit the Delete The Divide website and on the homepage click on the box that reads “Click Here to See the Divide”.