Grow with Google tour comes to Hamil­ton

The Hamilton Spectator - - Business -

Google’s Grow with Google tour came to Hamil­ton Fri­day for a one-day event to look at “ad­vanc­ing eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity” through dig­i­tal skills train­ing for small busi­ness own­ers, en­trepreneurs and other in­di­vid­u­als.

The tour is part of a larger ef­fort to pro­vide Cana­di­ans with dig­i­tal skills train­ing through on­line tools, re­sources and cross-coun­try events. Last month, the com­pany an­nounced $2 mil­lion in grants to sup­port dig­i­tal skills train­ing.

Hamil­ton was se­lected as one of six Cana­dian cities — that in­clude Ed­mon­ton, Sur­rey and St. John’s — be­cause of the “ex­cit­ing busi­ness and tech­nol­ogy growth the city is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing,” said Sab­rina Geremia, Coun­try Di­rec­tor, Google Canada.

More than 300 peo­ple at­tended the event at the Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary.

“The in­ter­net is an in­cred­i­ble plat­form for growth,” said Geremia. “With the right re­sources and dig­i­tal skills, like the Google IT Sup­port Pro­fes­sional Cer­tifi­cate and Grow with Google work­shops, in­di­vid­u­als can reach new heights and small busi­ness own­ers can con­nect with con­sumers in the right mo­ment, any­where in the world.”

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