Google offers coding classes to improve diversity
Google is offering free coding lessons to traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Latinos, and African Americans, according to CNET.
At Google’s recent I/O conference, the tech giant said it was partnering with Code School to provide thousands of free lessons. According to a blog post by Gregg Pollack, the CEO of Code School, Google will pay for three free months for selected individuals who are interested in expanding their tech skills. Google offered the vouchers to the women in attendance at its annual conference and released an online application for everyone to apply.
Google recently released a workforce diversity report that revealed how few women, Latinos and African Americans work in the company — a trend that is reflected throughout the tech industry. The company is offering coding classes to help diversify their workforce and industry.