Free Event Will Help Kansans Gain the Skills Needed to Thrive in the Digital Economy
Wichita – Google announced today that its Grow with Google tour is coming to Wichita as part of its larger Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for Americans throughout the country. Google will host the one-day event on May 30th to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators, and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.
The free event will take place inside the Hughes Metroplex at Wichita State University from 9am to 6pm. Area residents will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops with Google staff on topics such as online tools for small businesses, job search strategies, email basics, and search engine optimization.
“We all have a role to play in encouraging entrepreneurship in our local communities and I’m pleased that Google is coming to Wichita – a community dedicated to fostering creativity, innovation and talent,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). “I look forward to participating in the Grow with Google tour and seeing local job seekers, business owners and students have the chance to learn new digital skills.”
Google is partnering with several community organizations including the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University; Create Campaign Inc.; Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.; Kansas Leadership Center; Kansas Small Business Development Center at Wichita State University; Wichita Independent Business Association; Wichita Public Library; Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce; Wichita State University College of Education; Wichita Urban Professionals; Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; and WSU Ventures.
The Grow with Google event will feature one-on-one coaching sessions, six different workshops, and interactive demonstrations. Attendees are welcome to drop in for a few sessions or stay all day. Following the Grow with Google event, Google will explore ongoing opportunities with area organizations in order to continue its local commitment to job training and developing digital skills.
“We are thrilled to bring Grow with Google to Wichita,” said Stephen Brokaw, Community Engagement Manager for Google. “Wichita is home to so many collaborative local organizations whose mission is to help residents take advantage of the digital economy. Google is glad to aid that effort.”
To learn more about the event and register, visit g.co/GrowWichita