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Planting a Seed | Deloitte US

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Brittany Hoover wanted a career change. An adjunct professor teaching at the high school and college levels, she wanted to expand her skills and explore UX design—a growing area with plenty of opportunity. However, to break into the field she’d need training and a portfolio. To get both meant becoming a student again. But the cost put that path out of reach.

Grow with Google is the catalyst that would change Hoover’s life. Launched in 2017, the program offers low-cost certificate training for people, an alternative to a traditional two-year or four-year university degree. By providing the tools, training, and resources, learners—largely from underrepresented backgrounds—suddenly can step into a career path that will make them in demand by some of the nation’s top employers.

While developing the program, Google realized it needed help in developing the courses to make sure they offered the precise skills employers needed. In the era of digital transformation, where innovation moves at lightning speed, the knowledge gap is constantly widening, which meant Google needed experts to give their curriculum not just integrity but relevance. That’s why the company turned to Deloitte for help.

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