According to IT World Canada, Google Canada, on 14th December 2021, announced a $600,000 grant to provide free digital skills training to 450 Indigenous job seekers across Canada.
The support includes a $500,000 Google.org grant towards ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT training program and $100,000 funding to support Indspire’s education and job training programs.
ComIT is a registered Canadian charity that provides free training and professional development opportunities in IT. In addition, Indspire, with an allocation of $100,000 funding, is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families, and communities, and Canada.
These investments and training are primarily intended to reskill job seekers for new careers in technology in under six months, as announced earlier this year.