Google is setting up shop into New York City, albeit for some different reasons, while Amazon has decided not to move into the City. The tech giant revealed it is moving to set up a temporary learning center in the Big Apple. The company will offer courses and hands-on workshops to members of the community. The search giant named it “Google NYC Learning Center” and it is located on the ground floor of Google’s office in Chelsea.
The company has opened its doors for the first time and will operate for the next 5-months. The learning center has more than 11,000 square feet of space. The center will host 3 separate classrooms and community members will attend a variety of different classes and all focused on digital skills. Moreover, seminar-style learning events will take place. 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 remain open 6-days a week and Google has listed its course schedule for prospective guests to view online. The Google NYC Learning Center is considered a part of the Grow with Google initiative and it was first launched in 2017. Google has pledged to spend $1 billion to help people adapt to an increasingly digital world as part of the project. People will learn new skills that may place them in suitable jobs.