August 3, 2020
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is working with Google to train five apprentices as part of Google’s first Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship program.
Apprentices will complete two months of online coursework through BMCC to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. Following the training, they will work for one year in Google’s Manhattan office, serving as IT Support Specialists. Google selected BMCC to serve as the program’s inaugural training provider in New York.
“BMCC is honored to participate in Google’s first apprenticeship program. This program will provide a pathway to high-quality IT jobs in Google’s offices during this tough economic time,” said Karrin E. Wilks, BMCC Interim President.
“Through this innovative partnership with Google and Pathstream, BMCC will be able to provide opportunities to individuals seeking a foothold on the path to a family-sustaining career,” said Anthony Munroe, BMCC Incoming President.
“We are hopeful that this pilot will increase access to high-quality jobs in New York City’s post COVID-19 economy. Working with Google and Pathstream, BMCC’s Center for Workforce Development is positioned to make that happen,” said BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dean Sunil B. Gupta.
Google’s IT apprenticeship program is part of a larger digital jobs program the company recently announced to catalyze economic recovery in the United States. The launch and implementation of the apprenticeship at BMCC has been supported by Pathstream, a provider of digital skills training.
“Borough of Manhattan Community College brings years of experience training students to meet the demands of the changing workforce,” says Eleanor Cooper, CEO of Pathstream, “Pathstream is excited to partner with the college to bring this digital skills training program to New York City and provide employment opportunities at a time when so many people need them.”
Nationally, Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship programs offer important pathways to high-quality jobs. Apprenticeships enable individuals to obtain paid work experience while receiving classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Employers have hired over 780,000 apprentices since 2017, but apprenticeship opportunities in emerging tech fields are still rare. This program with Google offers apprentices a unique opportunity to receive training and employment from one of the world’s leading tech companies.
The five apprentices selected to work at Google’s Manhattan office went through a rigorous Google hiring process. They join a cohort of twenty two apprentices nationally who were placed in Google offices across California, Texas, and New York. The program will begin August 17, 2020 and conclude in 2021.
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) and enrolls close to 24,000 degree-seeking and 11,000 continuing education students a year, awarding associate degrees in more than 50 fields. BMCC ranks #5 among community colleges nationwide in granting associate degrees to minority students, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. Visit: http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu.
Pathstream partners with leading technology companies to build branded digital skills career programs delivered through college and university partnerships. Our programs are for anyone who wants to learn the digital skills needed to succeed in the modern economy. https://www.pathstream.com/
- BMCC is the inaugural training provider working with Google to train five apprentices as part of Google’s first Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship program
- Apprentices will complete two months of online coursework through BMCC to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate
- Then, they will work for one year in Google’s Manhattan office as IT Support Specialists