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Google brings free digital training to Rochdale

01 February 2018

Google Digital Garage bus exterior.

Residents and businesses will be able to learn digital skills on the go. This comes as part of a free Google training scheme offered on a bus that is visiting Rochdale town centre for the first time on Friday, 9 February 2018.

The Google Digital Garage bus will be parked outside Number One Riverside on Smith Street from 10am-5pm, offering free workshops and face-to-face coaching, with visitors having to simply drop by for on-the-spot help.

Training ranges from beginner to intermediate levels, meaning everyone can take part, and covers topics such as taking first steps online, CV building and social media strategy. 

‘Come and learn how to harness the power of the internet’

Councillor Janet Emsley, our cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture, said: 

“This is great news for Rochdale. The Digital Garage is a place where anyone can come and learn how to harness the power of the internet to grow their business, learn more about the internet, or develop new vocational skills. The bus will stop outside Rochdale Central Library at Number One Riverside all day on Friday, 9 February 2018 so, please do come and get free digital skills coaching.”

Google Digital Garage bus exterior.

Alice Mansergh, director of Google Marketing Solutions for UK and Ireland, said:

“Google's products and free digital training are a growth engine for people and businesses up and down the country. So, if you live or work in the borough of Rochdale and you want to boost your career or turbocharge your business, please join us at our Digital Garage bus and talk to our experts. We can help you connect to new customers, help boost your productivity or improve your employability no matter what field you work in.”

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