Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Google opens a pop-up learning center in New York City

The space will offer free courses and hands-on workshops to community members.
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Google

While Amazon opted not to move into New York City, Google is setting up shop -- albeit for entirely different reasons. The search giant announced that it is going to set up a temporary learning center in the Big Apple that will offer hands-on workshops and courses to members of the community. The Google NYC Learning Center, located on the ground floor of the company's offices in Chelsea, opened its doors for the first time today and will operate for the next five months.

The learning center will occupy an 11,000 square foot space and will host three separate classrooms where community members can attend a variety of different classes, all focused on digital skills. In addition to the seminar-style learning events, the center will also set aside several hours per week to host one-on-one training and coaching sessions. People will be able to ask Google employees direct questions and learn more through hands-on, focused sessions. The center will be open six days a week, and Google has listed its course schedule for prospective guests to view online.

The Google NYC Learning Center is part of the "Grow with Google" initiative, first launched in 2017. As part of that project, Google has pledged to spend $1 billion to help people adapt to an increasingly digital world and learn new skills that may place them in suitable jobs should their current career get wiped out by automation.

In this article: business, gear, google, services
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The Morning After: FDA clears five-minute lab-in-a-box COVID-19 test

The Morning After: FDA clears five-minute lab-in-a-box COVID-19 test

View
BMW will discontinue its iconic i8 hybrid sports car in April

BMW will discontinue its iconic i8 hybrid sports car in April

View
Tesla starts delivering the Model Y

Tesla starts delivering the Model Y

View
'Modern Warfare 2' remaster reportedly goes on sale tomorrow

'Modern Warfare 2' remaster reportedly goes on sale tomorrow

View
'Star Trek: Voyager' gets an unofficial 4K remaster thanks to AI

'Star Trek: Voyager' gets an unofficial 4K remaster thanks to AI

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr