About Grow with Google

“I remain a technology optimist.
Not because I believe in technology,
but because I believe in people.”

– Sundar Pichai

We are always inspired to see what people do when they have access to technology. We know that people are changing the world through their own creativity and passion and that sometimes technology lends a hand. So we wanted to do our part to make sure that technology brings opportunity to everyone.

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That is why we created Grow with Google

Now more than ever, Americans need digital skills to land the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Grow with Google aims to help by providing free training, tools and expertise.

Since 2017, more than three million Americans have grown their businesses and careers with help from Grow with Google’s trainings and in-person workshops. And through a network of more than 6,000 partner organizations—including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits—more people across the country have access to our free online tools and flexible programs.

We believe that technology has the power to unlock new opportunities for growth. When those opportunities are available to everyone, communities across the country can achieve their full potential.

  • Small Business Owners can build their online presence and find new customers.
  • Job Seekers and Students can learn the skills they need to get the jobs they want in today’s evolving economy.
  • Veterans and Military Families can access tools and resources designed to help with the transition to civilian life and to build meaningful careers.
  • Educators can learn how to help their students get the skills they need to be prepared for today’s jobs.
  • Developers can sharpen their current skills and master new ones.
  • Startups can learn how to get their ideas the exposure they need to succeed.

50,000+

In its first year, Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate enrolled more than 50,000 people.

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$335B

Across the U.S., Google’s search and advertising tools helped provide $335B of economic activity in 2018

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Tools and training for everyone

Making tools and training easily accessible online for free is just one part of Grow with Google. We’re also bringing workshops, in-person training, and one-on-one coaching to cities and towns across America, in partnership with community groups and local leaders.

27,000+

Since its launch, with a $10M grant from Google.org, Goodwill's program has helped 27,682 job seekers find employment

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Working with community partners

Grow with Google is proud to work alongside organizations that are doing great work in their communities. These organizations ensure more Americans learn the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly digital economy. Helping our partners achieve their missions is vital to us achieving ours.

Partner Program

The Grow with Google Partner Program provides free resources that community organizations can use to teach digital skills that can help people grow their careers and businesses. Partners receive, at no cost, program materials, training and a dedicated support team. We work with partners of all sizes from anywhere in the United States. To learn more, please visit our partner page here.

Philanthropy

Through Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, we’ve also made grants to several organizations, helping them extend their impact.

Goodwill is using a $10 million grant from Google.org to establish the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator® (GDCA) in 126 US Goodwills. Aiming to jump-start career opportunities for 1.2 million people by 2021, the GDCA helps Goodwill respond to the digital economy, with support from Google’s tools, resources, and talent. Read the report on the first year of impact and learnings here.

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, is using a $1.5 million grant from Google.org to give students the opportunity to grow future skills through hands-on computer science activities and launch a new career pathway program. And USO, which supports 4.9 million service members and their families, received a $2.5 million dollar grant from Google.org to provide training and career guidance in IT support.

We hope that by making our resources available to everyone online, by bringing hands-on training into communities across the country, and by supporting organizations working to expand access to digital tools and training, we can help all Americans grow their skills, their opportunities, and their futures.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Grow with Google? 

    Grow with Google helps ensure that the opportunities created by technology are available to everyone. Through free tools and training, we help people get the right skills to find jobs they want, advance their careers and grow their businesses. Since launching in 2017, we’ve trained more than three million Americans on digital skills. And through a network of more than 5,000 partner organizations–including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits–more people across the country can reach their full potential. 

    • Small Business Owners can build their online presence and find new customers.
    • Job Seekers and Students can learn the skills they need to get the jobs they want in today’s evolving economy.
    • Veterans and Military Families can access tools and resources designed to help with the transition to civilian life and to build meaningful careers.
    • Educators can learn how to help their students get the skills they need to be prepared for today’s jobs.
    • Developers can sharpen their current skills and master new ones.
    • Startups can learn how to get their ideas the exposure they need to succeed.
  • How much does Grow with Google cost?

    Grow with Google offers a wide range of free resources and programs to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Some featured free resources include:


    We worked with Coursera to offer the Google IT Support Professional Certificate training program at a reduced rate of $49 per month. And to ensure that more people have access to the program, we’ve provided financial support to more than 10,000 learners.

  • How do I become a Grow with Google Partner?

    The Grow with Google Partner Program offers free resources for organizations to teach people the digital skills that will grow their careers and businesses. Become a partner and get access to all these tools and more. Apply here.

  • What does it mean to be a Grow with Google Partner? 

    As a Grow with Google partner, you’ll receive everything you need to effectively use Grow with Google tools and curriculum. This includes training, program materials and a dedicated support team that will be there to help every step of the way. To learn more, please visit our partner page here.

  • Where is the next Grow with Google event or training? 

    Visit the In Person Training page to find a free Google training near you.

  • How can I get a Grow with Google certification? 

    Several Grow with Google programs offer certificates and certifications to help you prepare for the workforce, including the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and the G Suite Certification

    The Google IT Support Professional Certificate, developed by Google and hosted on Coursera, can help you become ready for an entry-level job in IT support in under six months. No experience is necessary. Learn more.


    The G Suite Certification proves your proficiency with essential digital workplace tools. A two-hour exam is required. Learn more.

  • How can I get a Grow with Google scholarship?

    Many of Grow with Google’s tools and resources are available for free on our website. For those seeking scholarships for the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, check out grow.google/itcert for information about nonprofits offering need-based scholarships with funding from Google.org. Additionally, application-based financial assistance is sometimes offered via Coursera; this is noted on the program landing page on Coursera when available.