Emmaus Mossley links up with internet giants Google
Date published: 26 February 2018
The Google Digital Garage bus will head to Mossley next month
Homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley has announced a new partnership with Google as part of the Google Digital Garage bus tour initiative.
The bus will offer local people of all ages free digital skills coaching and advice to help them find a job, grow in their career, grow their confidence or their business.
The double decker bus will deliver training on March 21 at Emmaus Mossley, from 9am-4:30pm.
The Google Digital Garage bus will offer free workshops and face-to-face coaching, with visitors having the option to either book in advance or simply drop by for on-the-spot help.
The training ranges from beginner to intermediate levels, meaning anyone can come and take part.
Topics covered will include: taking your first steps online, staying safe online, how to build your digital CV and personal brand online, and social media strategy.
Alison Hill, Director of Emmaus Mossley, said: “We’re very excited to welcome the Google Digital Garage bus to our Longlands Mill base in Mossley.
"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.
"I’m sure this free support offered by Google will be extremely useful to individuals, local businesses and groups within in our community.”
Ronan Harris, Managing Director for Google UK and Ireland said: “We’ve opened Google Digital Garages across the country, offering free digital skills training to all local people and businesses - from entrepreneurs, to students, to retirees.
"Now, we're excited to take that training on the road to reach people who can't always come into the city centres and make sure everyone can share in the opportunities technology brings.
“This is part of Google’s goal to help 100,000 people across the UK find a job or grow in their career through digital skills training over the next three years.”
To find out more about the Google Digital Garage bus visit: https://events.withgoogle.com/digital-garage-manchester/new-bus-tour/
To find out more, or support Emmaus Mossley, head to www.emmaus.org.uk/mossley.
If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, OL5 9AH.