The Grant County Public Library has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Asssociation (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.
The program, Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, was created so that local libraries can combine their own program offerings with Google training materials to offer community workshops aimed at assisting job seekers to prepare for and find work.
Grant County Public Library will host a Workforce Development Workshop on February 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Registration is required by February 14. Colleen Gluth of Valley Queen Cheese will begin the session by focusing on completing applications and/or resumes, tips for successful interviews, and employability. Library staff will then introduce the Google Applied Digital Skills and JobSearch along with other electronic resources available through the library. Follow-up sessions for the digital skills will be available on February 25 and February 27.
“Libraries have long been America’s gathering place for learning. From learning new digital skills for the workplace, to creating a résumé or growing your business online, people are going to libraries as resources for professional growth now more than ever,” said Nicky Rigg, program manager for Digital Skills outreach at Google. “Grow with Google is excited to support library programs across the country to help ensure that economic opportunity exists for everyone.”