This week, Google has launched the Grow with Google OnAir program online offering free tools and digital skills training to everyone across the U.S. and Canada for the first time.
“Though we’re no longer able to gather in person, that doesn’t mean learning has to stop,” says Jesse Haines, Grow with Google Director.
This move was in large part due to the growing needs of jobseekers and small businesses who are facing uncertainty and could economically benefit from increasing their skill set.
“In addition to Grow with Google OnAir, which is available across the U.S., we continue to support our team of local Digital Coaches and our network of more than 7,000 local partner organizations, so that they can teach virtual workshops in their communities,” says Haines. “We’ve been inspired by how quickly our partners have adapted to this new way of training, and by how much demand they’re seeing.”
GROW WITH GOOGLE ONAIR RESOURCES
There is a virtual training for every tool Google offers. Topics include everything from how to keep customers informed with Google My Business to learning what strategic steps to take with Google’s Business Insights tools.
Content such as help knowing how to manage your business remotely during times of uncertainty is targeted to help with the impact of COVID-19 on your small business.
Not sure where to start or find yourself stuck? Grow with Google offers 1:1 coaching sessions to help you get the most out of digital tools. These coaching sessions are 30-minute time slots that you can schedule after watching the live workshops.
Google has partnered with organizations like Merit America and the National Congress of American Indians to create both live virtual workshops and content on demand that will help you develop better remote working policies, digital marketing skills and more.
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Find more COVID-19-related content to help your small business on our COVID-19 Relief page here.
Written by Corrie McGee