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Google delivers digital skills training in Queensland



Queenslanders had the chance to learn new digital skills today, as Grow with Google workshops kicked off in Brisbane.

More than 500 small businesses, students, job-seekers, non-profits and individuals looking to grow their skills attended the workshops today at Brisbane City Hall and more are expected to join the second day of trainings tomorrow.

Grow with Google gives Australians access to digital skills training, both online and in person, to help them make the most of the web. It includes a new online learning hub accessible by anyone, from anywhere, on any device with hundreds of handy training modules to choose from.

Photo of speaker and attendees at Grow with Google event

Queensland Innovation Minister, Kate Jones opened the event and spoke about the importance of businesses getting online.

Brisbane cafe, Nodo provided their famous gluten free, ‘baked not fried’ donuts to guests at the event and presented a box to the Minister.

Photo of Nodo owner Kate Williams presenting donuts to Minister for Innovation, Kate Jones

Nodo owner Kate Williams presenting donuts to Minister for Innovation, Kate Jones                                                                                   

We know that some Australians don’t feel they have the skills to make the most of the digital opportunity, that’s why we’re rolling out skills training right across the country, just like this week’s events in Queensland.

Everyone - from business owners, to students, teachers, workers, retirees, job seekers and non-profits - can use Grow with Google to build their skills with training for people at all stages of the digital journey.

Photo of Google's John Ball with Minister, Kate Jones

Google's John Ball with Minister, Kate Jones

Since 2014, Google has trained nearly half a million people across Australia through online and in-person training sessions, as well as curriculum integrated through school and partner programs.

The next Grow with Google event will take place in Cairns on 5 April 2019. Find out more at: g.co/GrowAustralia.