For greater than 100 years, Indiana has been a powerhouse in American manufacturing. Its factories assembled the autos that might take the nation into a brand new automotive period within the 20th century. Historic auto firms like Studebaker, Cord and Duesenberg known as the state house.

Though Indiana stays a home manufacturing hub, the financial system continues to evolve. Technology has emerged as a brand new pressure, and digital abilities have turn into a baseline in companies and school rooms. The progress of tech jobs in Indianapolis is the fifth-highest within the nation. Despite this, solely 48 p.c of employees have the required abilities to compete within the present job market.

We need to assist everybody discover new alternatives within the digital financial system. That’s why we introduced Grow with Google—our new initiative to assist Americans acquire the abilities they should put together for work, discover jobs, and develop their companies—to Indianapolis this weekend.

Over the course of two days on the Indiana State Museum, 1000’s of job seekers, educators, college students, and native companies joined us for greater than 20 workshops and 100+ one-on-one teaching periods, in addition to panel discussions that put a highlight on success tales from the native small enterprise group. We have been joined by best-selling writer and YouTube creator John Green (an Indy native), and our companions Make use ofIndy, The Indianapolis Public Library, Ivy Tech Community College, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Indy Chamber, TechLevel and Student Veterans of America.