Google CFO Ruth Porat launches the Digital Garage in Manchester

Google continues to create free learning opportunities in the UK as Digital Garage revisits Manchester after 2 years.

Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google, who was present at the launch event, said, “We believe there’s an opportunity gap as digital skills become ever more important in the workplace. Recognising this, Google is committed to help 100,000 people in Manchester and across the UK find a job or grow their career with new digital skills during the course of the next three years.”

Mayor of Great Manchester, Andy Burnham, said, “This initiative couldn’t play more into that vision we have about digital helping people to help themselves and giving them that chance to navigate the fast changing world. This facility is a wonderful expression of everything we are trying to achieve in Greater Manchester. This is an incredible gift Google is giving us.”

Google has announced a new goal of helping 100,000 people in the UK learn new digital skills and help them get a job. The Digital Garage in Manchester will be offering free mentoring and training workshops on CV and cover-letter writing, coding, social media strategy and writing, and other topics within beginners and intermediate digital marketing.

The courses can be availed by people from different walks of life and are absolutely free of charge. The Digital Garage in Manchester on King Street will be open seven days a week for a year. Book a spot on a course at g.co/ManchesterGarage.