The University of Maine System is a Grow with Google Partner

As a Grow with Google (External Link) partner, the University of Maine System (UMS) now offers Google Career Certificates to help learners develop skills to start or advance their careers in high-growth fields. The certificates can complement degree programs and help to increase learners’ earning potential.

Learners can jump right in. Experience or prior knowledge is not necessary.

Register today!

If you are interested in completing one of these certificates, please complete this registration form (External Link).

What is the Google Career Certificate program?

The Google Career Certificate program is a completely online training program that offers professional certificates (External Link) in high-demand fields. The program is designed by Google employees with input from employers and taught by experts. The program combines skills training with hands-on practice and is hosted on Coursera, a global online learning platform.

There is no cost to the first 500 learners from UMS or Maine!

The first 500 people from the UMS or Maine to register will receive a Google Career Certificate Scholarship (for six months). The program ends in December 2024, with the last registration date of July 1, 2024. Complete the registration form below!

What Google Career Certificates can I earn?  

How long will it take me to complete a certificate? 

  • Completion time will vary. 
  • Learn at your own pace and time.
  • You will have up to six months to complete a certificate with under 10 hours of flexible study per week.

Here are some of the benefits: 

  • Stand out to employers and improve their career trajectory.
  • Job seekers receive practical tips for resumes, interviews, and job searches
  • Learners who complete a certificate get access to an exclusive job platform with over 150 national and local employers after completion. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for entry-level jobs.  See what employers are involved: employer consortium (External Link)
  • The certificate earner may be eligible for college credits. Contact your university’s transfer credit department.

Based on U.S. earners survey responses in 2021, 75% of certificate earners report an improvement in their career trajectory within six months of certificate completion.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in completing one of these certificates, please complete this registration form (External Link).

Last Update: 04/13/23