Mayor Hammoud announces partnership with Google, ACCESS to offer free career training and advancement for Dearborn residents
Today, Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud announced a partnership with ACCESS and Google to connect 500 Dearborn residents with Google Career Certificates training and help job-seekers land good-paying, high-demand jobs in growing fields at no cost.
Mayor Hammoud stated, “This partnership will provide our residents with the tools and resources they need to achieve economic mobility and career success at no cost to them. By bringing Google Career Certificates to our community, we are not only providing access to valuable education and training, but expanding opportunity by connecting our residents to high paying jobs in future-driven industries.”
Built by experts at Google and vetted by national employers, the Google Career Certificates are available in the high-paying fields of cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce, IT support, project management, user experience (UX) design, and now cybersecurity. The certificate can be completed affordably online in under six months of part-time study—with no degree or experience required.
To connect graduates directly to jobs, the Google Career Certificates program includes an employer consortium of over 150 companies—including Ford, Rocket Central, Verizon, and Google—that hire in the certificate fields.
As part of this partnership, ACCESS is taking an active role in administering and connecting residents to the Google certifications training opportunities through its Workforce Development Department, a Michigan Works agency.
ACCESS Youth & Education Director, Anisa Saboubah, stated, "Our commitment extends beyond just facilitating the program; we will offer personalized career consulting services to assist individuals in choosing the most suitable certification that aligns with their career aspirations. Through our holistic approach, which includes barrier removal, we will empower each participant to achieve their full potential, advance in their careers, and ultimately improve their economic status.”
Lisa Gevelber, Founder, Grow with Google, stated, “Google wants to ensure workers in Michigan have access to the job training needed to unlock their full economic potential. Through our partnership with the City of Dearborn, we’re thrilled that more workers can access the Google Career Certificates to prepare them for well-paying, in-demand jobs in the state.”
More than 200,000 people have graduated from the Google Career Certificates program in the U.S. 75% of them report a positive career impact — such as a new job, higher pay or a promotion — within six months of completion.
Participants will need access to a computer, hand-held device or smartphone and the internet. If you do not have access to one or more of these tools, ACCESS can help. Participants must complete the certificate within 6 months. In addition to ACCESS’s program, those interested can enroll in the Google Career Certificates at grow.google/certificates.