It’s no secret that digital technology is a part of everyday life for Australians - whether you are checking the bus timetable on your phone or building an online business - digital skills are essential.
While the digital opportunities for Australian businesses and individuals are huge, we know that some people do not feel they have the skills they need to make the most of this opportunity.
Australians want the chance to learn new skills - that’s why we’re launching Grow with Google - a new initiative to provide free skills training both online and in person to help people make the most of the web.
We launched Grow with Google today at an event in Fairfield with Chris Bowen, the Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Small Business and Federal Member for McMahon.
More than 500 people attended training sessions over two days at the Fairfield RSL in Western Sydney, which included workshops for business to learn how to be found on Google and use analytics, training for job seekers and students, and digital training for not-for-profit organisations.
Grow with Google aims to help all Australians get the skills they need, whether you’re a student, a job-seeker or a business wanting to get online.
We’re excited to expand our skills offering to more people, building on our existing digital skills programs.
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.
For Australians at all points on the digital journey, there are significant benefits to getting online - whether it’s finding new employment opportunities or expanding the reach of your business.
If you want to grow your skills, careers, and businesses check out the free tools, training, and events at: g.co/GrowAustralia.