Grow with Google
East Las Vegas Library and Carson City Library to Host "Grow With Google" Digital Skills Trainings in Nevada Digital Skills Workshops Aim to Create a Digital Savvy Workforce Statewide LAS VEGAS -- Today, Google announced that they will be partnering with the East Las Vegas Library, part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and the Carson City Library, for day-long digital skills training events as part of Google's Grow with Google initiative. In recognition of libraries' essential role in local communities, "Grow with Google" plans to work with libraries in every state to host free events to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators, and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills and help create economic opportunity across the country. The dates, times, and locations of Grow with Google workshops in Southern and Northern Nevada are as follows: Monday, June 17 at East Las Vegas Library - 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - 2851 East Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Wednesday, June 19 at Carson City Library - 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - 900 North Roop Street, Carson City, NV 89701 "We are thrilled to host Google at our East Las Vegas Library, as part of our mission to help Southern Nevadans build digital skills to succeed in today's job market," said Dr. Ron Heezen, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. "Job-seekers and small business entrepreneurs will benefit enormously from this series of Google workshops, and we invite the public to also visit our One-Stop Career Centers, which offer a wide range of career-building classes. Libraries are committed to free access to knowledge, which is a value that we share with Google." These hands-on workshops will be led by Google staff, and attendees will learn online marketing for small businesses, search engine optimization, and everyday digital skills. "Supporting access and training in digital skills for Carson City businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals is part of the vision of the Carson City Library," said Diane Baker, interim library director at the Carson City Library. "We are pleased to be partnering with Google and the American Library Association to host "Grow with Google" that will bring training and consultation to our community to help local businesses and individuals use digital tools to move ahead. The trainings underscore the library's commitment to grow the skills of our local workforce." Attendees can sign up for one-on-one training, and they are welcome to drop in for a few sessions or stay all day. To learn more about the specific sessions that are being offered, and to register, please visit g.co/grownevada. Space is limited, so please be sure to register in advance. Laptops are provided. "Nevada is a center for innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing," said Erica Swanson, Google's Head of Community Engagement. "By bringing the "Grow with Google" tour to the state, we are helping Nevada's libraries build a skilled workforce that can meet the needs of the region's growing economy," 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, these jobs account for 51 percent of Nevada's labor force. A recent study by Burning Glass and Capital One found that more than 8 in 10 middle-skill jobs (82 percent) require digital skills. Overall, middle-skill jobs average $20 per hour. About Grow with Google: Google launched Grow with Google in October of 2017. 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 those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow' access the best of Google's training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.