KINGSTON — Kingston Community Library has received funding to provide Digital Skills Training in Kingston.

The American Library Association (ALA) announced that Kingston Community Library has been selected 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.

Kingston Community Library will use the funding to offer three free workshops for the Kingston community. They will be taught by Kerrie Alley-Violette, a business technology teacher at Sanborn Regional High School and 2020 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award nominee.

The three-part ‘Applied Digital Skills’ workshops are designed to help develop digital skills for the evolving workforce. They’ll help to teach digital skills in the context of creating a project, such as starting or editing your resume, preparing for your business plan, and more! Learn at your own pace and complete projects independently, or take advantage of our library staff for individualized support!

The first class was held on Wed., September 5 at Kingston Community Library. The following upcoming sessions are still available: Session 2, Résumé Writing and Editing: Wed., September 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Sanborn Regional High School; and Session 3, Job Search Tools: October 2 at 4:00 p.m. at Sanborn Regional High School.

“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.”

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, we 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. 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.

 

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