In September, Google Portugal and the Government signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at economic recovery and accelerating the digital transition, in which digital skills and employability are the main areas provided for in the document.

Among the commitments made was the goal of “training 32,000 Portuguese in digital skills [by the end of the year], 10,000 more than in 2019,” according to the statement at the time. Google has now announced “that it has managed to reach this number and, between online courses and ‘webinars’ in partnership with the Coordinating Council of Polytechnic Higher Institutes, more than 35,000 Portuguese were trained in 2020”.

The program, whichalso includes courses such as the Android Training Program, search for job search in search engines, among others, “strengthened Google’s support in Portugal’s digital transition, focusing on digital skills, employability, startups and artificial intelligence, and establishes a series of programs to develop a rapid acceleration in technological adoption currently underway and which are priorities of the Portuguese Government”.

Google has launched “two new free online courses in Portugal: ‘Start a resume’ and ‘Use Google to get a new job’”, which were ‘designed for those looking for work, regardless of the job you and their training’, they say. In the case of the first course, “trainees will be able to learn how to better fill out a curriculum, better expose their professional experience and make sure that the information is indicated in the right places.”