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Grow with Google – Tucson

Grow with Google workshop

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Contact: Sophie O’Keefe-Zelman
[email protected] / 602-380-1809

Google Events Aim to Create Skilled Workforce of the Future in Arizona

Google announced that it will be coming to Tucson on Monday, June 10th as part of the tech company’s Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. Google will kickstart this work locally by hosting a free, one-day event at the Joel D. Valdez Main library to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.

“Arizona’s technology sector is booming,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “With more and more tech companies starting up or expanding in our state, our state’s workforce needs to be ready to meet the needs of tomorrow’s jobs. We could not be more excited to partner with a global innovator like Google to host these digital training opportunities for Arizona residents.”

Josh Auffret, an Arizona native who is now Google’s Head of Production for the BrandUnit within the Global Business team, will be coming home to participate in the event as a Google spokesperson.

Media should plan to arrive at 9:20AM for a 9:30AM interviews and remarks from Josh Auffret, and Karyn Prechtel-Altman from the Joel D. Valdez Main Library prior to the first trainings of the day.

What: Google’s free Grow with Google workshops in Tucson, Arizona

Who: Josh Auffret, Google Spokesperson
Karyn Prechtel-Altman, Joel D. Valdez Main Library Deputy Director
Local Tucson businesses, non profits, and residents

When: Monday, June 10th, 2019
Trainings run from 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

Why: ‘Grow with Google’ is a new initiative to help create economic opportunities for Americans. The program draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses

VISUALS: Local Tucson small business owners and job seekers working on laptops, attendees participating in event activities, workshops and receiving one-on-one help from Googler volunteers.

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