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Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage

Morley businesses and residents to benefit from free digital skills training from Google

Google Digital Garage is coming to Morley and Outwood to provide a day of free digital skills workshops and mentoring to help local people and small businesses upskill and grow in a hybrid world.

Andrea Jenkyns to visit Google Digital Garage digital skills training programme for local businesses on 2nd December.

Launched in 2015, Google’s Digital Garage programme has trained over 800,000 people, in more than 500 cities, towns and villages across the UK.

Anyone looking to learn new digital skills can sign up to our tailored training programmes here

Residents and business owners based in the Morley and Outwood area are invited to join Google for a day of free workshops and mentoring sessions on 2nd December and can register online

Workshop topics will include:

Digital Marketing Strategy

Writing for Social Media

Getting started with Google Analytics

Build your CV and write a cover letter

There are a host of workshops available to individuals and business owners of all experience levels. Google will be running varied sessions all day, from 45 minute in depth training to 15 minute power sessions, alongside interactive networking opportunities.

Attendees from small businesses located can also benefit from private mentoring sessions with Google’s Digital Coaches to focus on personal goals for their business growth.

Andrea Jenkyns will attend the event and meet representatives from small businesses and Google Digital Garage trainers, to learn more about how enhancing digital skills can help small businesses to grow, careers to flourish, and ensure everyone is able to make the most of the country’s growing digital economy.

This is one of more than 30 in-person digital skills training events taking place across the country to help get small businesses growing and drive growth across the UK.

Andrea Jenkyns, Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood commented:

“I’m looking forward to welcoming Google to Morley to host a Google Digital Garage event on 2nd November. I hope to meet as many local businesses and residents as possible to find out more about how digital skills can benefit my constituency, and our businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents”.

Andrea welcomes Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility to CLADE Engineering

I was delighted to welcome Lord Callanan, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility to CLADE Engineering. CLADE are at the forefront of new sustainable technologies and are an industry leader in heat pump manufacturing. In February I opened their new multi-million pound factory in Gildersome Spur ( showing their commitment to – and confidence in – our growing local economy.

Investments of this nature also signify that Morley and Outwood’s micro economy is ahead of the trend and future-roofed against the inevitable challenges that the future holds.

I’ll be working with CLADE engineering to ensure that they’re able to grow here in our community and continue to be at the heart of the future of our economy.

More good news for jobs figures locally

Andrea has welcomed the latest jobs figures, which show 1392 less people claiming key out of work benefits since 2010 in Morley and Outwood, a 64% drop.

Across the region of Yorkshire and Humber there are 200,000 more people in work since 2010.

Andrea is in regular contact with local businesses and employers, conducting a regular business visit campaign called ‘On the Shop Floor.’ Through these visits she learns about local job opportunities and what businesses need, both locally and through Government.

Andrea also hosts annual jobs fairs, in order to connect constituents with employers.

Commenting on the latest jobs figures, Andrea stated:

“I am delighted with the continuing fall in the number of people claiming key out work benefits.”

“These figures show more people are earning valuable wages and are able to support themselves and their families.”

“We can’t stop here, however. I will keep working to make sure even more people can enjoy the feeling of bringing a wage home.”

Morley and Outwood Jobs Fair attracts hundreds

A jobs fair, organised by Conservative candidate Andrea Jenkyns, attracted over 300 job seekers to Morley Town Hall. The Morley and Outwood Jobs and Skills Fair was organised by local Conservative parliamentary candidate Andrea Jenkyns to promote jobs and apprenticeships in the constituency. At the event, sponsored by Associated Waste Management and Corecom Consulting, over 300 visitors met representatives of 30 organisations, who were advertising jobs, apprenticeships and opportunities. 

The fair was opened by Yorkshire sports magnate and Tour de France organiser Sir Rodney Walker, along side Morley Mayor Cllr Wyn Kidger. Local firms intoo and First Choice Recruitment led communications and CV writing workshops, to give job seekers the skills they need to impress potential employers. A number of high profile companies advertised vacancies, including Yorkshire Water, BSkyB, and Skipton Building Society, alongside local firms and training providers.

Andrea Jenkyns said “There are lots of great opportunities in our area, whether people are seeking their first job, want to start an apprenticeship, want a change of career, or are getting back into work. I organised the jobs and skills fair to show people what’s on offer and to show employers the high quality of candidates they can find on their doorstep”. She went on to say “As someone who started work on the shop floor at 18, I know getting the job you want isn’t just about being able, it’s about showing your ability, so with the help of a couple of local firms we put on skills workshops to help people show employers why they’re right for the job.”.

Drighlington resident  Tony Ashton said “The communication workshop was interesting, an open and relaxed environment. It’s great to see so many new opportunities in Morley.”.

Local businesswoman Paige Smith, of Tingley said ”I think Andrea has done a brilliant job with the Jobs and Skills Fair. It’s helped a lot of small and big businesses. We’ve had a lot of interest.”.