Helping all students explore, advance, and succeed with the technical skills of the future
Learning digital skills and computer science helps students thrive in a rapidly changing world. It's our goal to make sure everyone has access to the collaborative, coding, and technical skills that can unlock opportunities in the classroom and beyond.
Computer science opens up possibilities for every student
Educators give their students confidence in computer science (CS), advance their computational thinking skills, and prepare them for the future.
- We're invested in making education more equitable for students in all communities. Our products and programs aim to address disparities in CS education, especially for students from historically underrepresented communities, and to help equip teachers with computer science resources to prepare their students for their futures.
Google has committed over $240 million to closing computer science education equity gaps.
- We work alongside communities to close CS education equity gaps, supporting innovative organizations like Scratch, The Hidden Genius Project and CodePath to help all students learn computer science and digital skills, working toward tech-based careers.
As a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at North Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury, Maryland, Mildred uses Google’s free computer science curriculum, CS First, to empower her students to create and share engaging class projects.
What teachers are saying
Coding can be very intimidating for anybody, but I am passionate about bringing computer science to all of our students. So I love the fact that Google’s CS First provides those simple entry points for students and for teachers.
Patricia Brown, District Director of Technology, Ladue School District (MO)
If it weren't for CS First, our small, rural school wouldn't be leading the way in introducing students to computer science in Nebraska. CS First makes it easy to expose our students and community to the infinite opportunities created by computer science.
Kyleigh Lewis, Business and Technology teacher, Dorchester Public School (NE)
It’s so important to give students access to subjects like computer science. The skills they gain when learning how to code will help them in whatever they pursue. They’re problem solving, they’re thinking creatively, they’re collaborating.
Sandra Naranjo, Digital Learning Coach, Lynwood Unified School District (CA)
CS First is a free computer science curriculum for students ages 9-14 that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn. Students learn collaboration and core computer science concepts as they create their own projects. Educators lead the way with easy-to-use lesson plans, tutorials, activities, and resources.
Code Next is a free, computer science education program that meets Black, Latinx and Indigenous high school students in their own communities, and provides the skills and inspiration they need for rewarding careers in computer science-related fields. Code Next reaches 3k+ students per year through an online program and physical labs; nearly 90% of recent 12th grade participants are now majoring in STEM fields.
Computer Science Scholarships
Since 2004, We have awarded over $22 million in scholarships to 3,200 recipients across 150 colleges and universities. Our scholarship programs aim to support Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Women, Vets and students with disabilities studying computer science.
For over 15 years, Google has equipped schools, educators, and students with resources to learn and teach computer science and digital skills, and we’re committed to working alongside communities to close CS education equity gaps. Since 2013, we have donated over $90 million to CS education-focused non-profit organizations.
Making digital skills training accessible to communities across the U.S.
The job market is changing, and employers are looking for skills that many students aren’t yet confident in.
By 2030, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills. We believe that every student in every school deserves to have access to the tools and skills that will set them up for success in the job market of today--and tomorrow. We’re making digital skills resources accessible to more teachers, so students can develop job-ready skills to jump-start careers in fast-growing fields.
What Teachers are saying
To be a digital citizen, you need to use your digital skills safely, responsibly and productively. We want to build digital leaders who will use their digital skills for the benefit of the community.
Du Bui, Digital Learning Specialist, Ogden City School District, (UT)
Students have the ability to work at their own pace and personalize the lessons to topics of their interest. In Applied Digital Skills, the skills taught are what students can actually use for the rest of their lives.
Charlette Walker, Digital Literacy Teacher, Tilden Middle School (PA)
The consistent feedback between peers is such a vital benefit. This teaches them to work together not just as a class, but as a community.
Amanda Alford, 7th grade science teacher, Switzerland County School Corporation (IN)
Designed by Google
The certificates are developed and taught by Google employees with decades of experience in these fields.
Top employers provide input to the curriculum to ensure we are teaching the skills they are hiring for.
Data analytics, IT support, project management and UX design certificates have credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE®️)1 of up to 15 college credits.2
A path to in-demand jobs
Practice-based training on the latest industry products and tools prepare learners for a job at any company.
Google Career Certificate graduates will also receive resume and job interview resources and can connect with top employers who are interested in hiring them.
Focused on economic mobility
We're proud that 75% of certificate graduates report a positive career outcome (e.g., new job, promotion, or raise) within six months of completion, and that 55% identify as Asian, Black, or Latino.3