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.
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.
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.
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.