LCC and Google announce partnership to offer free digital skills training

LCC is partnering with Google to offer free technology trainings to students, educators, business owners and job seekers. Google visited the Downtown Campus Tuesday to announce its $100,000 sponsorship of classes at LCC.

“We couldn’t be prouder to work with a top-notch institution like LCC … to help more Michiganders learn the digital skills needed to succeed in the 21st century economy and be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Google representative Amber Jesse said.

In addition to Jesse’s remarks, the announcement included comments from LCC President Brent Knight, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Capital Area Michigan Works! CEO Edee Hatter-Williams.

“No matter the industry, businesses need employees who have a solid grasp of technology and can apply it in their daily jobs,” said Lansing Community College President Brent Knight. “This partnership with Google will allow LCC to help businesses and job seekers advance their technical skills so that they are better able to compete.”

The new digital training will focus on Google’s Applied Digital Skills, Get Your Business Online and IT Professional Support curricula. It will deliver 31 courses with 70 sections over the course of three semesters on LCC’s campuses.

In March 2018, LCC hosted Google’s third event on its nationwide Grow with Google tour. The two-day series of workshops, coaching sessions and hands-on demonstrations brought more than 1,000 people to the Downtown Campus and began a partnership that continued with Tuesday’s announcement.

To learn more or register for free classes, visit lcc.edu/google.