Google has trained 500,000 Africans on digital skills, six months after announcing the plan to train one million people from the continent.
The announcement, which was made alongside the launch of its new online training portal for Africa (www.digitalskills.withgoogle. com) – means that the Digital Skills training programme has now hit the 50 per cent completion mark.
Google Kenya Country Manager, Charles Murito, pointed out that though 500,000 people have acquired digital skills since trainings rolled out in April, there are people across the continent who are unable to attend face-to-face training sessions and have opted to take the online course from their phone or computer.
“The online portal will make it possible for more Kenyans and Africans to take advantage of the free digital skills training program. It contains 89 online courses on a wide range of digital subjects including online analytics, social media marketing and online advertising,” Mr Murito stated.