Google is reaching across the globe to teach more people digital skills.
The US-based tech giant said Thursday that it plans to teach 10 million people in Africa online skills over the next five years to make them more employable. It’ll also be providing mobile developer training to 100,000 people in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
This comes after Google announced in March that it had given digital training to more than one million people in the region. In April 2016, the company initially launched its program to train people digital and software skills in Africa.
Africa, with a population of 1.2 billion, is one of the world’s fastest growing continents. It’s expected to have 1.1 billion people of working age by 2034, but not nearly enough jobs to fit that demand, according to Google.
“The internet, and technology as a whole, offer great opportunities for creating jobs, growing businesses and boosting economies,” Google wrote in a blog post. “But people need the right skills, tools and products to navigate the digital world and to make it work for them, their businesses and their communities.”
Google didn’t immediately return request for comment.