We at FutureWorks Career Center are honored that Google has provided us $100,000 to increase the skill sets of the people with whom we work. Specifically, we will be focusing on their Applied Digital Skills curriculum. Problem solving is a key aspect of every job. Being able to demonstrate the ability to find solutions through technology is a must have for everyone who is looking for work and for those currently working. The bottom line is none of us can ever stop learning.
A major bonus for FutureWorks is the access to the Google staff, known as 'Googlers'. Working with them will build our knowledge base and skills making us better teachers and workers. There is nothing more constant than change and the fastest change is taking place in the technology part of our lives. At the Grow With Google event at the Mass Mutual Center on July 9th, the commitment Google made to the Greater Springfield area was exciting. There are many good things happening here and having the involvement of an organization with the stature of Google is another sign of how we have turned the corner.
Yes there is work to do, and we look forward to broadening our offerings to continue to meet the needs of the people and businesses of Western Massachusetts. In the next year we will deliver results through our partnership with Google that will benefit our community.
- Kevin Lynn, Executive Director