Google and JFF are partnering to expand the Google IT Support Professional Certificate from 30 schools to 100 schools by the end of 2020, according to an announcement on Google’s blog.

“With more than 5.7 million students enrolled in U.S. community colleges, these schools play a vital role in creating economic opportunities,” according to the announcement.

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Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate launched in January 2018 as part of the Grow with Google initiative, which intends to create economic opportunity for all.

So far, the program has helped prepare more than 85,000 for entry-level IT support jobs, with no experience or college degree necessary.

Google’s blog post spotlights Melinda Williams, a cosmetology teacher and salon owner in Ohio, as an example of the success people find in the program.

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