Grow with Google has continued on the road, this time heading to Burnie in Tasmania for the first time to host digital skills workshops for businesses and locals. We were joined there by Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie who officially opened the event.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie with Google Australia
Public Policy Manager Hannah Frank
Today’s event was held at Weller’s Inn and attended by more than twenty local businesses who picked up tips on how to grow their presence online and be found by more customers, where to gain customer insights, and general digital tips and tricks.
Grow with Google aims to provide all Australians with access to digital skills training online and in-person, to help them make the most of the Internet - including within our fast growing digital economy.
We know that digital tools can open up new opportunities for regional communities and businesses - and help level the playing field. But many people and businesses are unsure where to begin, which is why we created Grow with Google to help close this gap.
A report released by AlphaBeta in September found that Google’s advertising and productivity platforms were helping more than a million Aussie businesses and had helped deliver business benefits of $35 billion so far this year - including supporting 2100 Tasmanian jobs.
The report also highlighted Tasmanian business success story Bridestowe Lavender, which has used digital marketing to help turn an old lavender farm into a popular tourist destination.
Since 2014, Google has trained more than half a million people across Australia through online and in-person digital skills training, as well as curriculum integrated through school and partner programs.
Grow with Google aims to create opportunity for all Australians to grow their skills, careers, and businesses with free tools, training, and events. It includes an online learning hub accessible from anywhere, on any device, with hundreds of handy training modules.
The next Grow with Google event will be held in Melbourne on 24-25 October. Find out more at: http://g.co/GrowMelbourne.