LSC-Tomball partners with Grow with Google to help local businesses

Digital workshops will be offered for free through Lone Star College-Tomball's Facebook page through May. (Courtesy Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library)
Digital workshops will be offered for free through Lone Star College-Tomball's Facebook page through May. (Courtesy Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library)

Digital workshops will be offered for free through Lone Star College-Tomball's Facebook page through May. (Courtesy Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library)

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library has partnered with Google’s Grow with Google Initiative to teach the community digital skills, according to an April 20 press release.



The workshops will be streamed live, and most will be led by Google trainer Maria Elena Duron.



Karen Hiarker, adult program librarian for LSC-Tomball Community Library, said the partnership will help Tomball residents increase their digital skills at this critical time.



“Google has been a wonderful partner and is committed to helping the Tomball community,” Hiarker said.



The workshops are intended to help small businesses grow and succeed in the online environment, according to the release.



Janna Hoglund, director of LSC-Tomball Community Library, said with the immediate need for people to learn digital skills, this opportunity will be great for the community.



“We are all forced to migrate to the online environment,” she said. “Not everybody had the skills to do that efficiently, [which] is why it is important to provide that knowledge right now.”



LSC-Tomball has also partnered with local organizations such as the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tomball Economic Development Corp. to help promote the events.



TEDC Executive Director Kelly Violette said in the release this experience is a great way to teach business owners new skills and move toward a virtual business model.



“Our goal throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been to provide resources local businesses can use to continue operating,” she said.


All of the information and registration can be found on the LSC-Tomball Community Library Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tomballlibrary.