Google To Offer Free Training And Coaching In Cleveland On May 11

Google will offer free training, demonstrations and coaching on Friday, May 11, when the company brings its Grow with Google tour to Cuyahoga Community College.

Google will host the free, one-day event from 9 a.m. to 6:30 Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square in Cleveland. Google staff will lead hands-on workshops about online marketing for small businesses, job-search strategies, email basics and search engine optimization.

The event is designed to help job seekers, small-business owners, budding developers, students, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.

The Grow with Google website includes several programs for teachers, students and those who want to improve their skills, career, or business. Google employees  also travel to cities for in-person workshops.

“Cuyahoga Community College is proud to host Grow with Google as we bring people together to increase skills and grow business,” President Alex Johnson said in a news release. “This event will help to strengthen those who participate and the region’s workforce as a whole.”

The Grow with Google event will feature six different workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and interactive-demo stations. Attendees are welcome to drop in for a few sessions or stay all day.

Following the event, Google will explore ongoing partnership opportunities with area organizations to help with job training and developing digital skills.

“We are excited to bring Grow with Google to Cleveland,” Erica Swanson, head of community engagement for Grow with Google, said in the release. “Our goal is to help the region’s job seekers gain the digital skills that today’s employers demand and to help local small businesses access the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.”

To learn more about the event and to register, visit Space is limited.

Google is partnering on the event with a variety of community organizations, including DigitalC, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Global Cleveland, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and Eastern Central Ohio, JumpStart Inc., Olivet Housing and Community Development Corporation and others.

“Strong digital skills have never been more important, especially for the job seekers, small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on new opportunities in Northeast Ohio’s growing innovation economy,” Cathy Belk, president of JumpStart Inc., said in the release. “Grow with Google is designed specifically to help people build these digital skills, which is why we are so excited to be a partner in bringing them to Cleveland.”

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