Karachi, 27 August 2020: Google recently held a virtual graduationevent celebrating the first cohort of graduates from its inaugural Google Cloudstudent developer program in Pakistan.
CalledCloudSeekho, the initiative by Google is aimed athelping students learn cloud skills at home at their own pace and preparethemselves with job-ready skills.
Theinitiative consists of self-study online labs provided by Google’s QwikLabsplatform for student developers in Pakistan where they are able to learn cloudskills and technologies on Google Cloud Platform.
Launchedin June, the first season of the initiative saw more than 5,000 registeredstudent developers from across Pakistan of which 350 completed the programafter a total of 22,500 Developer Hours learned.
“Thesepast six months have been a period of adjustment and recovery for Pakistanis,and we at Google are glad to be able to help folks get authoritativeinformation around COVID-19, assist e-learning to continue with free tools andresources, and help upskill Pakistanis through our Grow with Google initiative,” said Farhan Qureshi, CountryHead for South Asia, Google Asia Pacific.
“CloudSeekhois the most recent example of how leaned-in we are to help with the country’seconomic recovery and people’s skills development to cater to rising levels ofdigital sophistication,” he added.
The second season ofCloudSeekho is set to launch in September. For more information regardingCloudSeekho visit https://events.withgoogle.com/cloudseekho/.
In addition to CloudSeekho, Google is supporting students in Pakistan through its Developer Student Clubs program through which 43 students leads have been chosen from across 13 cities to create technology learning clubs. University students join these clubs to build leadership skills, connect with experts and to enhance their skills.
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