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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Google launches digital academy in London to help up-skill UK start-ups | Startups.co.uk - In Tech start-up news

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"Announced during London Tech Week, The Academy will see Googlers and external industry educate businesses in a "uniquely Googley environment"" summarizes Shane Donnelly, Journalist.

Photo: Startups.co.uk

Google is to launch a digital skills academy in London to help up-skill UK tech entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Announced during London Technology Week (LTW), the Academy, a 40,000-square foot learning hub will see Googlers and external industry educate businesses in a “uniquely Googley environment” – with lessons open to everyone from schoolchildren to CEOs.

Attempting to help bridge the current digital skills gap that exists in the UK, the space will also seek to hosts events in conjunction with the government and various charitable organisations to further help promote digital learning.

The Academy will also comprise of a range of unique retro Brighton themed spaces including an electric cinema, beach and funfair-styled auditoriums and a stripped back co-working space.
The news follows the previous announcement Google will open its new headquarters in London – providing up to 3,000 new jobs by 2020.
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Source: Startups.co.uk


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