Residents and business owners based in Ogmore – are invited to join Google and Chris Elmore MP for a day of free workshops and mentoring sessions on Friday 20 October and can register online here. Workshop topics will include:

  1. Develop a social media strategy
  2. Use a social media stories to grow your online reach
  3. Engage customers with newsletters
  4. Get started with digital advertising
  5. Track website traffic with Google Analytics

These training sessions have been curated after research found that both businesses and job seekers would benefit from digital skills training, as just 4% of small businesses feel that they’re meeting their full potential on digital strategy, and only 3% feel this for online sales and upskilling staff.

Government figures highlight the country’s digital skills shortage, and show that almost a third (30)% of vacancies are due to the struggle to recruit people with basic digital skills.

On Friday 20 October, Google will be running varied sessions all day, from 45 minute in depth training to 15 minute power sessions, alongside interactive networking opportunities.

Attendees from small businesses located in Ogmore can also benefit from private mentoring sessions with Google’s Digital Coaches, who are experts in their field, to focus on personal goals for their business growth.

This event has been organized in partnership with local MP Chris Elmore, to learn more about how enhancing digital skills can help small businesses to grow, careers to flourish, and ensure everyone is able to make the most of the country’s growing digital economy.

Google continues to help support small businesses and job seekers improve their digital skills and this is one of 30 in-person digital skills training events taking place across the country in 2023 to help drive growth across the UK.

Chris Elmore, Member of Parliament for Ogmore, commented: 

“I’m delighted to welcome Google to Pencoed, to host a Google Digital Garage event, on Friday 20 October. Being digitally savvy is such an important skill in 2023 and I am looking forward to meeting as many local businesses and residents as possible to find out more about how digital skills can benefit businesses, entrepreneurs and residents right across the Ogmore Constituency” 

Alice Mansergh, Managing Director of Google Customer Solutions, UK & Ireland: 

“At Google, we’re passionate about equipping people in every corner of the country with the skills needed to help them make the most of the opportunities created by the UK’s digital economy.  The labour market is crying out for talented individuals across a number of experience levels and our aim with our digital skills campaigns is to give more people the opportunity to gain skills that can truly transform their careers and businesses.

Register for this event here

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