Google brings workshops for entrepreneurs to St. Cloud

St Cloud Times reports…

Google will be coming to St. Cloud next week with a day of workshops for local entrepreneurs.

On Friday, Oct. 18, Google will partner with Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., to house workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The event is part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative, which aims to create economic opportunities across the U.S., according to a press release.

Google staff will teach workshops aimed to provide resources for community members to grow businesses and find jobs, according to the release. Attendees can learn skills ranging from how to set up email accounts to ways to advertise their business.

“Great River Regional Library is excited to bring this opportunity, Grow with Google, to Central Minnesota,” said Karen Pundsack, executive director of Great River Regional Library, in a press release.

There is no cost, and attendees can pre-register for workshops or drop in and sign up for individual 20-minute training sessions with Google staff.

“Many job seekers in our community are looking for their next opportunity. We’ll have a class to connect them with new ways to build their digital skills,” Pundsack said.

To register, visit g.co/growMinnesota. Space will be limited. 

I attended what sounds like similar training in Minneapolis a few years ago. I think it was time well spent and would be even better time well spent if you weren’t at all uncomfortable with the technology.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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