Google digital garage

Google comes to Southampton as part of National Employability day

GoogleEastleigh-based housing association Radian will mark National Employability Day on Friday 29 June by partnering with Google Digital Garage to host a series of workshops in Southampton, supported by Southampton City Council. The day will consist of three workshops led by a Google expert, plus a member of Radian’s Employment, Skills and Training team.

Each of the hour-long workshops has been designed to improve participants’ digital skills and confidence. Attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of hands-on coaching from a Google expert and develop crucial skills that are needed in an ever-changing digital landscape. 
Chris Adams at Radian, said: “Our Employment, Skills and Training team is committed to providing high quality opportunities for local people, empowering them with new skills and the support needed to help develop their careers. We are hugely excited and pleased to have partnered with Google Digital Garage. Google Inspires Southampton participants can expect to learn some very valuable online skills from one of the world’s biggest digital companies.”
Ronan Harris, Google UK & Ireland Managing Director, said: 'In the digital age, a basic understanding of how the online world works is useful and when it comes to business, it’s essential. We are delighted to bring the Google Digital Garage to Southampton and ensure everyone has access to free digital skills workshops and 1:1 coaching. We hope you'll pop in and get the skills you need to become more confident online, grow your career or business, and maybe even launch the next big idea."

Google Inspires Southampton will be held on Friday 29 June between 10am and 1.30pm in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at Southampton Civic Centre, Southampton. Spaces for each workshop are limited and attendees are encouraged to register for their free ticket in advance by visiting the Eventbrite website or by calling Radian free on 0800 4220570.

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Dr Darren Paffey said: “It’s fantastic to have trained coaches from digital giant Google, here in Southampton, offering help and advice to residents and local businesses, enabling them to maximise their potential. It’s an excellent opportunity for people to get free, cutting edge technical guidance as part of this year’s National Employability day.”