Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) 2020

Google Africa Development Scholarship (GADS) 2020

About Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) 2020

Registration is now open for the Google Africa Developer Scholarship program supported by Grow with Google, Andela, and Pluralsight. Software engineers (and aspiring software engineers) looking to build competencies in Android, Google Cloud, and Mobile Web (MWS) are encouraged to apply to the program.

This is your opportunity to kick start your journey in tech or further advance your knowledge and skills on Android, Google Cloud, and Mobile Web technologies. Apply for the Google Africa Developer Scholarship by clicking the “apply” button below.

Programme Details

Grow with Google, Andela and Pluralsight have partnered to provide a new program to support software developers in Africa on Android, Google Cloud and Mobile Web skills development tracks. The aim of this program is to continuously engage with aspiring and existing developers to help them become professional developers with skills that can get them opportunities after the program.

The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program gives you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community in your chosen skills development track. After completing your desired track, you may be eligible to receive a Google certification grant to take Google’s Associate Android Developer or Associate Cloud Engineer certification exams. Mobile web learners will not be eligible for certification.

Applicants will be prioritized for advancement based on on-boarding survey completion, amount of Pluralsight content consumed and other target demographics.

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Why should you apply?

AAD

  • Become a world-class Android developer with Pluralsight.
  • Master in-demand Google developer skills with expert-authored Pluralsight content
  • Receive support from the GADS program
  • Qualify to receive a Google certification grant and take the related Google certification exam for free

CLOUD

  • Become the Google Cloud expert
  • Master in-demand Google developer skills with expert-authored Pluralsight content
  • Receive support from the GADS program
  • Qualify to receive a Google certification grant and take the related Google certification exam for free

MWS

  • Master in-demand Google developer skills with expert-authored Pluralsight content
  • Receive support from the GADS program
  • Mobile web learners will not be eligible for Google certification Scholarship
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Programme Timeline

1. Application Phase (Timeframe: 22nd April — 13th May 2020)

What you’ll get

Access to Pluralsight courses targeted to your interest in Google Cloud, Android, or Mobile Web.
Access to skill assessments and Role IQ to measure and group your skills.

How to advance to the next session

Register (by clicking the “apply” button at the bottom of this post) and meet the program criteria.
Take the Andela onboarding survey with the same email you used to register on Pluralsight. Make sure to select which track you’re focusing on by completing the onboarding survey.
Watch one or more hours of Pluralsight content in the track you chose.

2. Learning Phase 1 (Timeframe: to be announced)

What you’ll get

  • Even more Pluralsight courses in the track you chose.
  • Access to the Andela learning community and mentoring through your learning journey.

How to advance to the next session

  • Get a Skill IQ over 100 in your chosen track, or:
  • Watch at least ten hours of Pluralsight courses in your track.
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3. Learning Phase 2 (Timeframe: to be announced)

What you’ll get access to

  • Even more Pluralsight courses in the track you chose.
  • Continued access to the Andela learning community.

How to advance to the next session

  • Earn a Skill IQ over 200 in the AAD track or over 180 in the MWS or ACE track, or:
  • Watch at least twenty hours of Pluralsight courses in your chosen track.

4. Projects Phase (Timeframe: to be announced)

What you’ll get access to

  • Even more Pluralsight courses in the track you chose.
  • Continued access to the Andela learning community.

How to advance to the next session

  • Earn a Skill IQ over 200 in the AAD or ACE track or over 180 in the MWS track, or:
  • Watch at least twenty hours of Pluralsight courses in your chosen track, and:
  • Complete your track-specific project (AAD and MWS tracks) or complete 100% of track-related Qwiklabs (ACE track).
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5. Certification Phase (Timeframe: to be announced)

What you’ll get access to

  • An opportunity to take a free Google certification exam.

More details and Application

Visit the Programme Website

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