Grow With Google 2023 – Press Release


JA Ghana Launches 3rd Cohort of Grow with Google Program, Empowering Youth with Job-Ready Skills

JA Ghana, in collaboration with Grow with Google, is excited to announce the launch of the 3rd cohort of the highly successful Grow with Google program in Ghana. This initiative aims to provide vulnerable and marginalized youth between the ages of 18 and 35 with scholarships to earn professional certificates in high-growth career fields such as IT Support, Project Management, Data Analytics, and UX Design.

The Grow with Google program, funded by Google, is part of the broader mission to ensure that the opportunities created by technology are accessible to everyone. It offers young people the chance to acquire the right skills to find jobs, advance their careers, and grow their businesses through comprehensive training and cutting-edge tools.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Google to empower the youth of Ghana with the necessary skills to thrive in today’s digital world,” said Leslie Joppa, Program Officer at JA Ghana. “By offering scholarships and comprehensive training in high-demand career fields, we aim to bridge the digital skills gap and empower participants to excel in the job market.”

The professional certificate courses, available through Coursera, take a practice-based approach, allowing participants to develop job-ready skills without the need for previous degrees or experience. To further enhance the completion rate among participants, this year’s program will introduce a boot camp held in four (4) regions, namely Greater Accra, Ashanti Region, Volta Region, and Northern Region. The boot camp will provide additional support to students, ensuring their successful completion of the courses.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive assistance in acquiring employment apprenticeships, internships, jobs, or engaging in other livelihood activities such as gig work or informal enterprises. JA Ghana is committed to supporting participants in securing sustainable opportunities within six months of completing their professional certificates. 

JA Ghana invites potential partners, employers, and stakeholders to join hands in empowering the youth of Ghana with the necessary skills to succeed in the digital age.

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of these young individuals and contribute to the growth of Ghana’s economy.