Google announces 30k Android and Cloud training opportunities for aspiring African devs

Google has opened up for applications for the fifth class of its Developer Scholarship, with the company announcing that 30 000 training opportunities are available for aspiring developers on the continent.

Assisting Google with the sizeable intake and training is Andela and Pluralsight, with the pair having partnered with Google for five years in a row now. For those unfamiliar with the Africa Developer Scholarship it specifically focuses on skills development within the Android and Google Cloud ecosystems.

“At Google we have been supporting developers in Africa through community and training programs for over 10 years. Today, there are more than 180 active developer communities in 30 countries across Africa,” the company highlighted in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“These local developer communities provide developers with the opportunity to connect, learn and grow together. The research report showed that nearly 1 in every 2 developers in Africa has been through a Google developer training or community program,” it added.

The company continues explaining that developers selected for the program will gain access to curated training content and hands-on learning experiences. They will also access a pan-African network of peer learning groups and community mentors who will guide them.

No specific date is mention in terms of deadlines to apply for the fifth class, but seeing as there is a selection process, the earlier you apply the better. You can find out more about the Developer Scholarship here.

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