Google converts double decker bus into free digital training hub for start-ups

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Google has announced it will travel around the UK in a converted double decker bus, and offer free digital skills training to all who enter its pop-up hub.

The Google Digital Garage Bus will visit over 30 locations across the UK, offering face-to-face digital skills coaching to entrepreneurs who both book in advance, as well as walk-in.

The training ranges from beginner to intermediate levels, with such topics including ‘taking your first steps online’, ‘how to build your CV and personal brand online’, and ‘social media strategy’.

In partnership with Sheffield City Council, and part of Google’s ‘Digital Garage’ initiative, the bus will initially tour South Yorkshire.

Alina Dimofte, digital skills policy lead at Google, said:

“Following our ongoing success in getting people engaged and learning via our high street Digital Garages in Sheffield and Birmingham, we wanted to make our training even more accessible, so have started the bus tour to take training right to people’s doorsteps.