UTEP Expands Partnership with Google
Through Grow with Google, UTEP will offer certificates in e-commerce, digital marketing and other in-demand areas
EL PASO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2022) – The University of Texas at El Paso is partnering with Google to offer students additional opportunities to build their skills and career readiness.
UTEP will now offer Google Career Certificates to students in fields like data analytics, e-commerce, digital marketing, IT support, automation in python, project management and user experience (UX) design. The certificates will give students a critical edge in the job market and build skills that will serve them in a variety of post-graduation opportunities.
On Dec. 9, Chancellor James B. Milliken of The University of Texas System joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to announce that eight UT institutions, including UTEP, have entered a partnership with Grow with Google, which offers the specialized credentialing courses. The partnership with the UT System is Google’s largest university collaboration to date.
“By offering these industry-recognized credentials, the Grow with Google partnership enables UTEP students to enhance their knowledge,” said Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D., dean of UTEP’s Extended University. “They also have the opportunity to grow their skill sets and become more prepared for their future.”
Courses will be integrated into existing undergraduate degree programs and also will be offered as standalone experiences at no additional cost to students. A catalogue of additional courses through online platform Coursera is also available to students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program offered through the Woody L. Hunt College of Business.
“The opportunity to integrate these industry-recognized certificates into UTEP courses and programs has ignited the imaginations of UTEP faculty,” said Toni Blum, Ph.D., UTEP vice provost for curriculum effectiveness and improvement. “Importantly, we’re seeing this happen across disciplines, ranging from computer science to art, to business, to psychology.”
The program launched partially in the Fall 2022 semester. Administrators expect to serve between 250 and 300 students when the program fully launches in Spring 2023.
About The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, 84% of our 24,000 students are Hispanic, and half are the first in their families to go to college. UTEP offers 169 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs at the only open-access, top-tier research university in America.
Last Updated on December 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Originally published December 21, 2022
By UTEP Marketing and Communications