This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoICE will keep notifying in future.

Announcement for Google Career Certificate Scholarship (GCCS) Program

The Department of Employment and Entrepreneurship(DoEE), Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment (MoICE) in collaboration with Gov Tech Agency is pleased to announce scholarship support from google for online learning with Coursera. The scholarship support aims to enhance digital skill, knowledge, and competencies of Bhutanese individuals towards realizing the digital jobs creation aspiration and  overall digital economy development.

A total of 500 slots are available for any registered and active job seekers willing to enhance the digitals skills and get employed in digital platforms.

  1. About Google Career Certificates

Google Career Certificates are specialized professional training programs designed to help participants gain job-ready expertise in 3-6 months’ time. They impart theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills required to excel at any entry-level job. These Certificate programs are entirely developed by subject-matter experts at Google in consultation with companies looking to fill technology positions and pursue digital career  in realm of gig economy.

  1. Why participate in Google Career Certificates(GCC) Program?

If you are trying to break into tech sector, or considering additional education to advance in your current workplace, Google Professional Certificates might be just the right training you need. Read on to determine how Google Certification can help you hit your goals quickly.

Google is changing the face of higher education and learning with its Google Career Certificates program. As a part of this initiative, it has launched several professional training courses that teach foundational skills to help job-seekers find employment. The best thing? You can finish these Google career certifications in less than six months, way faster than a regular university degree. With focus on skills that the jobs in high-demand fields require, these certificates from Google are not just about learning; they are about getting you ready for those jobs

  1. What makes Google Certificates so popular

What makes these Google Certificate Courses stand out is their accessibility; you do not need prior experience. These certificates let you learn at your own pace, making them unique and perfect for beginners looking to enter tech jobs.

  • Developed and taught by Google practitioners
  • Take 3–6 months to complete
  • No previous experience/degree required
  • 100% Online, Flexible learning
  • Hosted on online learning platform Coursera
  • Opportunity to connect with potential employers

Learning online can be a means to enhance your current skills and competencies in an area of your choice and relevant to you. With Coursera you can build and enhance digital skill through the  courses offered by real time practitioners and complete training at your own convenient time.

  1. Eligibility

Any registered and active job seekers willing to enhance the digitals skills and get employed in digital platforms can apply.

  1. What are Courses and slots available?
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Currently there are 9 Google Certification programs being offered through Coursera. Of these, the following programs are designed to help learners in launching their careers:

  1. Data Analytics
  2. User Experience Design
  3. Project Management
  4. Cybersecurity
  5. IT Support
  6. Digital Marketing

There are 3 programs tailored for professionals with existing experience to upskill and enhance their careers:

  1. Advanced Data Analytics
  2. IT Automation with Python
  3. Business Intelligence
  1. Training Conditions

•       The trainee must start the course within a week from granting access to the platform

•       Course duration should not exceed 6 months (and course should be completed by June 2024).

•       The applicants must show a weekly progress which will be checked by course administrator. Failing to show progress will be removed and barred access from learning platform.

  1. Application Deadline:

The interested job seekers can apply for the Google Career Certificate Scholarship by 10th March  2024. Apply Now! And get the opportunity to upgrade your digital skills and contribute to the envisioned digital economy.

  1. Application Process and Steps

The interested applicants can apply using following steps

Step 1: Apply for Registration

The interested jobseekers can with log into Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment’s(MoICE) website ( and navigate to announcement section. …CLICK HERE….

After registration, the focal official from ministry will get back to you with email notification conforming the eligibility.

Step 2: Sign up and learn online

After receiving the eligibility conformity from ministry, you need to signup with learning platform Coursera through its website: www. To navigate through the platform, refer the Google Professional Certificates on Coursera Enterprise Learner Guide.

The course administrator from the ministry will add the participants to the learning group. After that the individuals are required to choose the course of your choice from the platform and learn online.

Step 3: Get Certified

After completing the course, you will be provided with certificate of completion jointly provided by google and Coursera.