For many years I have been recommending the Google Digital Garage online training to my clients. It is accessible, simple and a great way to start your digital education. I am now proud to be able to say I am a Google Digital Garage Coach.
It was only in September 2018 I discovered that they also do physical training events.
Well, as a small business digital trainer I really wanted to be involved in that.
These fantastic courses are managed by UpSkill Digital. I contacted them and following an application process that included uploading a video coaching session, I had a week-long induction to Digital Garage at Google HQ in St Pancras Square in London. Now I am proud to be called a Google Digital Garage Coach.
Here's a blog detailing my experience at Google.
Bridging the Digital Skills Gap
Digital Garage on Tour is an initiative by Google to bridge the digital skills gap. 90% of jobs require digital and, currently, 12.6 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills.
Digital Garage on tour help address this gap by providing free training and coaching sessions to anyone who needs them.
Digital Garage Tour Bus
This repurposed double-decker bus travels around the UK providing drop-in training and coaching for anyone passing by. It has recently visited 31 of the 32 boroughs of London and I spent a beautiful sunny day with the bus outside city hall in London.
The bottom deck is set out to deliver 1-2-1 coaching sessions and the top deck is a training room that delivered 4 seminars throughout the day.
Partnered Digital Garage Seminars
Organisations are able to host Digital Garage Seminars for free. Liaise with UpSkill Digital and they will provide Google Digital Garage coaches and facilitators to deliver the seminars you think will help your clients the best.
The subjects available range from; writing for social media, to presentations for work - from finding your business online to CV writing.
If you are interested in hosting an event drop me a message and I will make the necessary introductions.
Google Digital Garage Online
The place where it all started. The online training provided by Google is vast. I would strongly suggest that you check it out.
If you complete the FREE certified training you will get an official certification on the 'Fundaments of Digital Marketing' from Google. Not too shabby!
Google Digital Garage Coach
As a freelance trainer delivering content on behalf of a global brand like Google is obviously thrilling. However despite all that the focus is on helping people and businesses to thrive in this digital age.
That is something I have been lucky enough to deliver for the last 9 years. Seeing businesses grow has been and will continue to be the reason I do what I do. The fact that a powerhouse like Google is leading the charge is just the icing on the cake.