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Google grants $50,000 in program in Council Bluffs supporting those unemployed and living below the poverty line

Omaha, Nebraska – The number of people living in poverty has increased since the start of the pandemic and many of the are looking forward to improve their current financial situation once the country reopens and the pandemic measures are loosened.

According to multiple reports, Google will now try to accelerate this process with a $50,000 grant, a program that should help launch a new job-readiness program in Council Bluffs this year.

The focus is initially to improve the financial situation to the Latino communities. Unemployed and those living below the poverty line will be eligible to take part of the CB Tech Career Acceleration Program.

Participants must be actively seeking a new career in technology in Pottawattamie County or the surrounding southwest Iowa area, and be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Google’s grant will be enough to educate a total of 20 people. Once these folks finish the program, they will have qualifications and knowledge for a job in front-end web development.

The 10-week Foundations of Web Development curriculum will be provided by the Aim Institute, an Omaha-based non-profit that works to grow the region’s tech talent pool. Participants can also receive ESL instruction on workplace readiness through Iowa Western.

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