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The Mojatu Foundation is offering access to multiple Google-certified courses that provide a fast-track into a range of professional careers.

From data analysis to digital marketing, each of the free, fully-online courses is designed to prepare learners for some of the most in-demand roles in today’s job market.

In particular, these courses are ideal for people who need to balance their learning around other commitments, such as an existing job. The courses are expected to be completed within around 6-8 months (at a rate of 4-8 hours per week), but learners can progress through the coursework at their own pace whenever and wherever they like.

Mojatu is also providing laptop loans and SIM cards topped up with data for any learners who are struggling with internet access.

Erin O’Donoghue, Training, Learning and Development Manager at Fearless Youth Association, said: “I couldn’t recommend these courses enough – they’re easy to navigate and fit perfectly around my already tight schedule.”

Each of the five courses on offer focuses on training the learner for a specific role, which are outlined as follows:

  • IT Support Specialist: Evaluate and troubleshoot technology issues so equipment runs smoothly
  • Data Analyst: Collect, organise, and transform data to make informed decisions
  • Project Manager: Oversee the planning and execution of projects to ensure they’re successful
  • UX Designer: Make digital and physical products easier and more enjoyable to use
  • Digital Marketer: Define and develop digital strategies to deliver business growth through online channels

No prior experience is needed for any of the above, but Google recommends that those who are interested consider how they can effectively build upon their existing skills and interests when choosing a course. 

For example, the Data Analyst course is intended for those who are proficient with numbers and have a keen eye for detail, whereas the UX Designer course is geared more towards someone who is a creative thinker and considers themselves a people person. That said, don’t underestimate yourself – if a course piques your interest, then why not enrol?

Those who complete a course will not only be equipped with a plethora of desirable skills and specialist knowledge – they’ll be rewarded with a Google Professional Certificate that looks great on a CV and can be shared with future employers via LinkedIn.

Graduate survey responses from 2021 indicated that 75% of Professional Certificate completers in the US made a noticeable leap in their career journey within just six months of finishing the course, such as by receiving a promotion or even moving to an entirely new line of work.

Daijah, a graduate from the UX Design Professional course, said: “The program really helped me to mould my idea of what a user experience designer’s work should be. 

“Being able to share my work through peer feedback, and really see my product come together as the courses progressed was encouraging, and I could directly see my skills improve and my toolkit expand.”

In addition, Chukwuma, who took the IT Support Professional course, said: “I believe the certificate showed my then-prospective employer proof of my skills and qualification – especially coming from a global brand, Google.”

Mojatu is providing spaces for up to 500 learners across the five courses, so be sure to seize the opportunity yourself by taking a look at what’s on offer.

Find out more at coursera.org/programs/mojatu-foundation-google-learning-program-qqssv

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