Tech Valley and Beaconhouse National University Collaborate to Offer Google Career Certification Scholarship Program
Lahore, Pakistan – October 4, 2023 – Tech Valley Pakistan and Beaconhouse National University (BNU) today announced a collaboration to offer the Google Career Certification Scholarship Program to BNU students and explore other Google for Education initiatives.
Under the terms of the agreement, BNU will offer 500 scholarships to its students, granting them access to Google’s prestigious certification courses free of cost. This will equip BNU students with in-demand skills across various fields, including data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, IT support, project management, and user experience (UX) design.
In addition, the two organizations will explore the potential of Chromebooks deployment and other Google for Education initiatives to support teaching and learning at BNU.
The collaboration was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Vice Chancellor of BNU, and Mr. Umar Farooq, CEO of Tech Valley Pakistan in the presence of Mr. Harris Sufian, Consultant for Google for Education, Asia Pacific, Mr. Chris Betcher, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Ms. Nishwa Ibrar, Marketing and Communications Lead, Tech Valley Pakistan, Dr. Khaver Zia, Dean School of Computer & IT, BNU, Ms. Huda Sarfraz, Sr. Assistant Professor, BNU, Ms. Sara Khan, Manager Communications and Mr. Umar Imam, Assistant Manager Corporate linkages.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Yusuf said, “We are delighted to partner with Tech Valley to offer the Google Career Certification Scholarship Program to our students. This program will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the rapidly growing digital economy. We are also excited to explore other Google for Education initiatives with Tech Valley to enhance teaching and learning at our university.”
Mr. Farooq added, “Tech Valley is committed to bridging the digital skills gap in Pakistan and making technology accessible to everyone. Our partnership with BNU is a significant step towards achieving this goal. We are confident that the Google Career Certification Scholarship Program will help BNU students develop the skills they need to launch successful careers in the tech industry.”
About Tech Valley Pakistan
Tech Valley Pakistan is a non-profit organization that aims to transform Pakistan into a leading technology hub. The organization works with industry, academia, and government to create a conducive ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship. Tech Valley Pakistan also offers a range of programs and services to support startups and tech talent development.
About Beaconhouse National University
Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is a leading private university in Pakistan. BNU offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in business, engineering, law, medicine, and the arts and sciences. The university is known for its high-quality education and its focus on innovation and research.