Google creates Digital Skills Academy

Hoping to produce up to 3,000 jobs in London by 2020, Google has announced that their Digital Skills Academy will be opening at Kings Cross Campus on the 12-16 June.

With help from the UK government and the Prince’s Trust, the school is set to educate and inspire anyone who wants to improve their digital skills; students will get shown how to use video and technology to create a ‘brand story’.

The classes will be held in a 3,700 square meter building, which will feature ‘fun-fair’ styled rooms, and a Brighton themed ‘beach’ and cinema.

‘London’s ambition to grow’

Google’s UK Managing Director Ronan Harris spoke on behalf of the tech giant: “London’s ambition to grow, harness new technologies, and build the brightest and best companies has been constant over the last decade.”

“When the tech community (with industries ranging from fashion and music to automotives and AI) have worked in partnership with the government, the Mayor’s office and passionate communities supporting start-ups and scale-ups, new jobs have been created and London has shown it can lead the way in a competitive global environment.” he added.

The academy will also host Tech Summit Conference Leaders such as CEO at Wire and Plastic Products (WPP) Sir Martin Sorrell and Eileen Burbridge, MBE Partner at Passion Capital.

Written from source by Leah Alger

Source: WIRED