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Google Career Certificates Fund Launch Event


Impact Investments, Workforce & Economic Mobility, Education, Career Impact Bonds

On February 17, 2022, Google hosted “Closing the Opportunity Gap,” an exclusive, virtual conversation with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Social Finance Co-Founder and CEO Tracy Palandjian, Year Up Founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian, and Merit America Co-Founder and Co-CEO Rebecca Taber Staehelin. These organizations together announced the launch of Google’s $100 million Career Certificates Fund, a pool of capital dedicated to helping American job seekers find well-paying jobs in high-growth fields. In partnership with inaugural training providers Year Up and Merit America, Social Finance will deploy this capital to drive over $1 billion in aggregate wage gains for 20,000 learners in the next ten years. Watch the recording of the event below.

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Photo courtesy of Google: Karrim Omer, Google Career Certificates Graduate, Data Analytics

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