Google announced today that it is sponsoring $100,000 in grant money for JOIN Inc. Training Nevadans for Careers.
“JOIN Inc’s innovative approach to breaking the cycle of poverty through workforce development and training stood out to us in particular as we looked at existing organizations and resources in the Reno community,” said Jesse Haines, director of Grow with Google. “Through programming to teach digital skills, they will lead the way forward for many people in Reno who are looking to take advantage of the opportunities the digital economy provides.”
Grow With Google aims to create economic opportunities for Americans by bringing digital skills and learning opportunities to communities around the county.
“I would like to thank Google for bringing its Grow with Google event to Reno to train job seekers, entrepreneurs, educators, and students who are looking to improve their digital skills. I believe that there’s no better place for it than Nevada – a state that went from having one of the worst unemployment rates during the recession to now being one of the fastest growing states in the nation,” said U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.). “In order to capitalize on this state’s booming economy and help increase opportunities for all Nevadans, I’ll continue working to provide job seekers with the skills they need to succeed and to facilitate a competitive business environment, which includes increasing access to high-speed Internet and improving our aging infrastructure to keep pace with Nevada’s growth.”
The announcement was made today at the company’s Grow with Google event at the Nevada Museum of Art.