Google to recognize its 6-month certificates as equivalent to 4-year degrees

Google Has a Plan to Disrupt the College Degree – Google’s new certificate program takes only six months to complete, and will be a fraction of the cost of college.

“In our own hiring, we will now treat these new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree for related roles.” – Kent Walker, Senior Vice-President of Global Affairs, Google

Of course, increasing the supply will also push down wages in these fields, but the cost of entry will be lower, such that you might still come out ahead financially even with more competitors, especially if you get in early with little personal investment while wages are still high.

What we need is for this to happen more at the clerk type corporate paper-pusher positions where no particular skill or related experience is required at all for hiring, but they still want an expensive four-year degree in anything.