Trending News

Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce

| | San Francisco
Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce
India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next generation technology jobs.
At an event in Pittsburgh, Pichai said Google will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally, CNET reported late on Thursday.
Google will fund organisations working in areas like closing the world's education gap, helping people prepare for the changing nature of work and ensuring that no one is excluded from opportunity.
"We're always asking how we can make sure the opportunities created by new technology are available for everyone, in any city, in any state," Pichai was quoted as saying.
Pichai also announced a second programme under which Google employees will be able to donate one million volunteer hours to nonprofits.
Another initiative called "Grow with Google" aims to help US workers by giving them access to Google products and in-person training sessions.
Google also announced a partnership with non-profit organisation Goodwill, including a $10 million grant.
"Sometimes, it's just showing up to help set up an event. Sometimes, we take a close look at technical issues non-profits might be having and help them innovate more quickly," Pichai said.


Sunday Edition

View All

Business Corner

18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

Read More


View All

Vehicle theft: One member of inter-State gang arrested

21 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Dehradun police have arrested an alleged member of an inter-state gang involved in vehicle theft in Haridwar and Dehradun districts from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Vikram Malik, native of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, police said, adding that he was currently living in Haryana...

Read More

Page generated in 0.2169 seconds.