Update as of 1 November 2017:
--Since 2014, we’ve trained over 3 million people in Europe and more than 2 million in Africa on digital skills, developer skills and Computer Science education for teachers and kids. This year alone, we have trained over 850,000 people in the EU on digital skills and 1.2 million in Africa.
--The Digital Workshop (g.co/digitalworkshopEU
) online platform has continued to scale, now in 59 countries and 30 languages globally, 27 EU countries with dedicated platforms in country. In Europe in 2017 so far, 1,106,838 individuals registered for the online training, completing 9,563,733 lessons online.
--Most recent results from our impact study with partner Ipsos, to demonstrate the real impact digital skills training has had on our graduates lives and businesses, show that in Europe, 15% of students/job seekers reported finding a job or setting up their own business thanks to our training. And 4% of trained SMBs have hired someone to work on digital and attribute this to the training they attended. In 2017 in Europe, this resulted in 64,964 jobs impacted and over 110,000 SMBs attributing real impact on their business results, strongly attributed to our training.
--After the successful completion of 13,500 Android developer Scholarships awarded in January, with over 70,000 applicants across the EU, and a graduation rate of 57% for the beginner course, and 32% for the advanced fast track course, we decided to scale the program 6x and announced 75,000 scholarships for developer and data science courses on Udacity on September 5, 2017, again in partnership with Bertelsmann. The program offers 60,000 Android and web developer challenge scholarships funded by Google, with an additional 15,000 data science challenge scholarships by Bertelsmann. With 132,000 applications received for the 60,000 places to be awarded in the coming months.
--In terms of public-private partnerships, at the EU level we are working with three governments (Italy, Greece and Spain) on the Growth Engine programs supported by the Youth Guarantee funds. Crescere in Digitale in Italy has continued to place internships in jobs with SMBs, with 2165 paid six month internships already assigned, with one third of interns finding full time employment after the internship ends.