Everyone Needs Digital Skills
This is very much the sentiment of Google’s Digital Garage project, and always has been, but with the brand new launch of a new look Garage (down the road) in Sheffield there’s even more focus on the ‘everyone.’
Since April 2016 we (Lucy and I) have been involved in Google’s Digital Garage project, starting off as digital mentors on site in Manchester and then in Newcastle. Since then we’ve worked with Google’s Digital Garage delivery partner Chesamel to create content, partnerships and help facilitate the launch and management of successive Garages. I am now excited to be working with the Sheffield team on a regular basis as Campaign Manager.
Last week (28th April) the Digital Garage returned to Yorkshire (following a stint in Leeds in 2015 right at the beginning of the Digital Garage project in the UK) and this time we’re in Sheffield.
The space is a very cool city centre ‘store’ environment where anyone (from a business owner wanting in-depth website advice to an individual wanting to learn how to get online for the first time) can drop in for a free workshop, masterclass or one to one session.
If you’re close to South Yorkshire and feel you could do with a bit of a digital skills boost it’s definitely worth a visit. And if you’re familiar with the Digital Garage you’ll find some new content to keep you right up to date with the fast moving digital world.
*Edit – 2018* Since writing this post Google opened stores in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, each open for 12 months. The project has been continuing to grow in what it offers and we are pleased to continue our involvement.