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Grow With Google Economic Opportunity Initiative
8:30 AM
Bozeman Event Space
November 15 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Digital Skills for Your Community
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Grow Your Business
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Grow Your Digital Skills for Work

Mason’s Hall at the Bozeman Event Space, 14 S Tracy Avenue
Google Event Aims to Help Local Workers and Small Businesses Grow their Digital Skills

Today, Google announced that it is coming to Bozeman as part of the tech company's Grow with Google initiative https://events.withgoogle.com/join-google-in-bozeman/ to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. Google will kickstart this work locally by hosting a free, one-day event at the Bozeman Event Space to help job seekers and small business owners improve their digital skills.

"Montanans are known for our hard-working and entrepreneurial spirit and we frequently lead the nation when it comes to business start-up activity," said Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

"The Grow with Google event in Bozeman is a great opportunity for teachers, job seekers and businesses alike to access the digital tools and skills needed to be successful in a 21st century economy."

The free event will take place inside Mason's Hall at the Bozeman Event Space from 8:30am to 4:00pm on November 15th.

Google staff will lead hands-on workshops about online marketing for small businesses, search engine optimization, and email and presentation basics. Attendees can also get coaching on how to use G Suite productivity and collaboration tools. Google will partner with The Bozeman Public Library for this event.

Google launched Grow with Google in October of last year. The American initiative draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims to help everyone across America - those who make up the workforce of today and the those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow - access the best of Google's training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

"By bringing the Grow with Google Tour to Bozeman, we hope to provide learners with the digital skills necessary to succeed in the new economy," said Aisha Taylor, Community Engagement Manager for Grow with Google. "We are grateful to have Governor Bullock working alongside us on this event and value his commitment to digital literacy for his constituents."

"Bozeman Public Library is excited to partner with Grow With Google! Helping our community grow and advance themselves using technology aligns with our mission to inspire curiosity, exploration, and connection, and also aligns with our current strategic plan by providing opportunities to learn and use technology beyond the library. Plus, libraries love free, and Grow with Google is a free event!," Corey Fifles of the Bozeman Public Library.

Following the Grow with Google event, Google will explore ongoing partnership opportunities with area organizations to help with job training and developing digital skills.

Specifically, Grow with Google aims to help address the skills gap by preparing Americans for middle-skill jobs, positions that require some skills but not four year degrees. According to the National Middle Skills Initiative, middle skills jobs account to 52% of Montanta's labor force. A recent study by Burning Glass and Capital One found that more than 8 in 10 middle-skill jobs (82%) require digital skills. Overall, middle-skill jobs average $20 per hour.

In their 2017 Economic Impact Report, Google announced that 3,400 businesses in Montana generated $113 million in economic activity by using Google's search and advertising tools . The full report details Google's economic impact state-by-state, and features the stories of businesses fueling that growth, creating job opportunities, and transforming their communities.

To learn more about the free event and to register, visit https://events.withgoogle.com/join-google-in-bozeman/

Space will be limited; so please register in advance.

Registration: https://events.withgoogle.com/join-google-in-bozeman/

Information: https://grow.google/
Contact: Peter Schottenfels, schottenfels@google.com, 646-832-6785
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Bozeman Event Space
Address: 14 S Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: N/A

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