Scotland Welcomes The Google Digital Garage

Scotland has welcomed the Google Digital Garage project with open arms this week, Monday’s launch went off with a blast as the coaches, MP’s and speakers came together and opened the high-street store in Edinburgh.

 

The Digital Garage project is a Google initiative set up to help small businesses and individuals upskill and grow their businesses for free, they have already helped 725,000 individuals across Europe to grow their businesses and, with their renewed pledge in 2018, they hope to help 1million more to do the same by 2020!  The Garage offers one-to-ones and group sessions with training in topics ranging from digital marketing and social media to building CVs and even learning to code; in a time when the digital skills gap is so prominent this project should be hugely beneficial in helping to close it.

 

On Monday morning the coaches, who specialise in a variety of topics, were joined by Eileen Mannion, the VP of Marketing at Google, Councillor McVey and MP, Ruth Davidson for a busy day of introductions, group sessions and one-to-ones.  Not only is this an exciting addition to the city of Edinburgh, but an exiting time for Glasgow too, who are welcoming the Digital Garage Bus, popping up in different areas in and around Glasgow offering the same digital skills training to those need and want them!

 

 

 

The initiative can be accessed both online, in the physical store and on the Digital Garage Bus; digital garages have previously thrived in cities including, Newcastle, Birmingham and Sheffield and the Manchester store is still offering training the people of Greater Manchester.

 

You can find all of the Digital Garage activity here, log on to book a free place in any of the wonderful sessions on offer or for a one-to-one to really get to grips with what you need to know; or if Edinburgh, Glasgow or even Manchester aren’t close enough, you can always tap into the online resources – Happy Learning!