FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2020
Contact: Heather Andolsen, Director
Middletown, NJ – The Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL) today announced that the American Library Association (ALA) has selected them to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. Middletown Township Public Library will use the funding to assist job seekers with resume building and navigating job searching on the Internet.
The Grow with Google Applied Digital Skills two-part workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be held in the MTPL Computer Lab on Monday, March 2nd and Monday, March 9th from 7:00-8:30 PM. Click HERE to register or call the library at 732-671-3700.
“I am so pleased to partner with Google and offer these essential job resources free to our community,” said Heather Andolsen, Director Middletown Township Public Library.
This program is funded by Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, which was created so that local libraries can combine their own program offerings with Grow with Google training materials to offer community workshops or other activities aimed at empowering small businesses to grow online or assisting job seekers to prepare for and find work. The Grow with Google initiative draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, they aim 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.
“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.”
Grow With Google has made a commitment to deliver free, in-person workshops for job seekers, small businesses, and library staff in all 50 states. Learn more about the tour and upcoming events at grow.google/events.