Google to train Turkish youth in game and application development

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Google will open its doors to 2,000 young people in Turkey to boost their tech careers, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said on Wednesday.

A signing ceremony was held at Turkey’s largest tech and aerospace event, Teknofest, for an academy aimed at training young people interested in developing games and mobile applications.

The academy was launched through the cooperation of Google Turkey, the Turkey Entrepreneurship Foundation and the T3 Enterprise Center, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Presidential Digital Transformation Office.

Speaking at the event, Varank said, “Google will provide training for our young people interested in game and application development in Turkey. 2,000 of our young people will be able to receive free training of up to 400 hours.

Young people participating in the training can also benefit from mentoring services from the Entrepreneurship Foundation and the T3 Entrepreneurship Center on how to start their own business, Varank noted, adding that they can also meet with investors.

The Minister urged young people interested in developing applications to follow this program and register. “Game developers and application developers of the future will graduate from this academy, and I hope they will establish their own initiatives with our foundations.”

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