Google opens digital garage in Manchester to boost digital skills for free
Google has opened a new Digital Garage in Manchester as part of its drive to help thousands of people improve their digital skills for free.
Anyone will be able to get free face-to-face expert coaching or join-up to courses in online tools to help grow their career prospects. It will be operational for one year and will offer a host of free courses and drop-in classes, designed to bring people training in the technology of all kinds, from beginner’s courses in email to coding and programming.
The tech giant has announced a new goal to help 100,000 people in the UK find a job or grow in their career by offering free digital skills in more than 200 towns and cities.
Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Alphabet and Google, said: “We believe there’s an opportunity gap as digital skills become ever more important in the workplace.
“Recognising this, Google is committed to help 100,000 people in Manchester and across the UK find a job or grow their career with new digital skills during the course of the next three years.”
The Google Digital Garage in Manchester will be open seven days a week until Mid-November 2018.
Anyone can sign up for free classes by going to: https://events.withgoogle.com/digital-garage-manchester/