The programme aims to help build new skills among unemployed citizens and workers who are interested to transition to better paid jobs with new skills to enroll.


  • Tangible skills building.
  • Tuition free.
  • Certification.
  • Affiliated to some of the top universities in the world.
  • Online learning.
  • Mentorship support.
  • Unlimited number of courses.

Get professional-level training from Google

No experience necessary

Learn job-ready skills, even with no relevant experience.


in-demand job openings across certificate fields.

Learn at your own pace

Complete the online program on your own terms.

Under 10 hours

of flexible study per week.

Stand out to employers

Make your resume competitive with a credential from Google.


of completers report a positive career impact in six months.

A path to in-demand jobs

Connect with top employers who are currently hiring..

$ 55,500

median salary for entry-level roles across certificate fields.

The Benefits of the programme

  • Tangible skills building..
  • Tution Free..
  • Certification..
  • Affiliated to some of the top Universities in the world..
  • Online learning..
  • Mentorship Support..
  • Unlimited number of courses..

Read2skill Google Edition


In line with our vision of connecting every Ghanaian to knowledge resources,the Ghana Library Authority has signed a partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) to roll out online learning for skills acquisition in Ghana.

A strategy to help individuals who have lost their jobs due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic to upgrade themselves or learn new skills.

Commonwealth of Learning is the world’s only inter-governmental organization and solely concerned with:

  • The promotion and development of distance education.
  • The promotion and development of open learning.

The project named READ2SKILL- Google Edition would be offering 3000 scholarships to Ghanaians a year for three years, 1,500 scholarships twice within every year for three years. The READ2SKILL Google Edition program forms Part of the Ghla's technology strategy to radically connect Ghanaians to learning resources through online learning platforms.

Apart from Ghana, there are other countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Barbados, Canada, India, Bahamas, Sri Lanka etc who would be benefiting from this projects. A total of 52 commonwealth countries would also be benefiting from this project.

The courses will be offered on the digital learning platform called Coursera. The objective of the programme is:

  • To help individuals who need immediate skills to regain employment.
  • To help individuals who have lost their jobs or are on the verge of losing their job learn new skills and upgrade themselves.
  • To help improve on individuals' income through acquiring new skill sets.
  • To help individuals start their own businesses.



Job-ready skills you can put to work

  • IT Support.
  • Data Analytics.
  • Project Management.
  • UI / UX Design.

Frequently Asked Questions


Read2Skill is an online learning project by the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) to offer opportunities for Ghanaians to acquire new skills through online learning on Coursera.

What is Commonwealth of Learning?

Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) is the world’s only intergovernmental organization solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning. It is hosted by the Government of Canada and headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.

How To Apply?

You can apply online via
You can visit any of our Regional Libraries across
the country and also be assisted by our Read2Skill Coordinators.

What is Coursera?

Coursera is an online education provider that offers online courses, popularly known as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, from top universities around the world and organizations such as Google. Currently it has over 200 partners from 48 countries. These partners include Universities such as Stanford, Duke, Penn, Princeton, Michigan, Peking, and HEC Paris.