The Telangana government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with tech giant Google to extend the benefits of a digital economy to young and female entrepreneurs in the state.
The MoU was signed by Google India Country Director Sanjay Gupta and Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, in the presence of State IT Minister KT Rama Rao.
As per the MoU, Google will work with the Telangana government to offer Google Career Certificate scholarships to young people to make them “job-ready” for in-demand digital talent. The scholarships are channeled through the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge and the training would be focused on high demand areas such as IT support, IT automation, UX design, data analysis and project management.
Similarly, Google will roll out a “WomenWill” program to train women and provide digital, business and financial skills to female-led nano, micro and small businesses and entrepreneurs across Telangana.
Another aspect of the MoU is that Google will partner with Telangana’s education modernization efforts through needs assessment, impact demonstrations, and training of students and educators on the use of e-learning technologies to improve learning outcomes.
As part of this joint effort, Google will also support the Telangana government’s efforts to improve public transport and the use of digital technologies in agriculture.
Speaking on the occasion, Gupta said the MoU will support and accelerate Telangana government’s efforts to help young people acquire the right skills for employment, support women entrepreneurs with digital skills and modernize businesses. schools for children.
On this occasion, Google also unveiled the design for its development on the 7.3-acre site it acquired in Gachibowli in 2019. “The three million square foot building will provide a highly technological workforce qualified as a healthy and collaborative workplace,” said Gupta. .
KTR, as the state IT minister is called, said that with the current expansion plans, Google is deepening its roots in Hyderabad. “Google has worked with the Telangana government since 2017, using its solutions to support our vision of a ‘digital Telangana’ and pursuing our shared goal of digitally empowering every citizen,” he said.