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Google Starts Data Course at 8 American Colleges

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To address the shortage of computer science educators across the country, Google has unveiled its plans to start courses at selected colleges and universities.

The internet giant has launched Applied Computing Series, a pilot project wherein the college students will be given a course on data and computer science.

The courses are aimed to acquaint students with knowledge of using data tools to solve problems faced by businesses and provide a rapidly growing industry with skilled technical workforce.

“The intensive will ultimately prepare them for opportunities as data engineers, technical program managers, or data analysts in industries ranging from healthcare to insurance to entertainment and media,” Google said in a statement.

“Through partnerships with colleges and universities, we provide industry-relevant content and projects; and colleges and universities provide experienced faculty to lead in-class project work and provide coaching for students.”

The courses are currently available at eight higher education institutions: SUNY Buffalo State, Sweet Briar College, Agnes Scott College, Bay Path University, Heidelberg University, Holy Names University, Adrian College, and Lasell College.

Google is further offering machine learning intensive courses at Mills College, Bay Path University, Heidelberg University, Agnes Scott College, and Scripps College starting early and mid-2019.

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