Google launches digital skills training scheme in Wales

Tramshed Tech, a co-working and events space for digital businesses based in Cardiff, has partnered with Google to run free digital skills workshops across South Wales.

Digital Garage is the tech giant’s initiative to help people familiarise themselves with the latest technological solutions and will run for four months.

It was launched on November 28th and is to be delivered in partnership with the likes of Cardiff Council, Superfast Broadband Wales and Enterprise Zones Wales.

The workshops will be run by a team of experts, and they’ll be open to anyone looking to learn digital skills. Targeted groups include small businesses, charities and students.

Attendees will be able to learn about a variety of digital topics, such as how to develop an online presence, grow an online business and build products using internet tech.

These workshops have been a huge success all across the UK, including in Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle. They are part of a multi-million pound investment to offer free digital skills training. 

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently said: “No matter where you live, no matter where you’re from, no matter what your job is – you deserve access to all the information, education, and opportunity the web has to offer.

“Our aim is to make sure that every individual and business in the UK has the support they need to make the most of online tools to innovate, compete and have fruitful careers in the digital age.

“Whether you’re a student looking for your first job, a small business trying to attract new customers or a musician promoting their music, I’d like to encourage you to take advantage of the free training we are making available.”

Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, talked about the Port Talbot workshop: “Google’s Digital Garage is exactly the type of entrepreneurial, innovative initiative we envisioned when we created the Port Talbot Enterprise Zone.

“Port Talbot has a lot to offer, with its good transport links, business infrastructure and, at its heart, a highly skilled, hardworking and flexible work force.

‘With this free, expert advice and support I am confident businesses in Port Talbot will increase their digital skills and make the most of the new opportunities presented by the online world.”

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