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Facebook Pledges to Train 1 mln US Business Owners
Source: www.telecompaper.com
Source Date: Friday, June 08, 2018
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Country: United States
Created: Jun 10, 2018

Facebook announced it wants to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace. Facebook is creating local partnerships across the US so it can create free training for skills like coding, digital marketing, and more. In the early fall of 2018, it’ll launch 'Learn with Facebook,' a free online training resource to equip people with the skills they need to grow and become drivers of their local economies. The company said it's also expanding its Facebook Community Boost digital training programme to 50 US cities by the end of 2018. It also partnered with and trained more than 60 organisations in 12 US cities.

By the end of the 2018, the company also plans to create new local partnerships which include teaming up with 20 community colleges to offer digital marketing training. This is similar to an initiative it announced with Central New Mexico Community College and Des Moines Areas Community College or the new initiative in Boston with Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College. In Michigan, for example, it’s partnering with Grand Circus to train 3,000 people in digital marketing and coding over the next two years. It trained 16 local organisations and started running free workshops for hundreds of people across the state. Grand Circus’ new 12-week bootcamp will kick off in July.

Facebook also said over 160,000 US small businesses were trained using its 'Blueprint' programme launched in 2015. By 2020, it plans to train an additional 250,000 through the programme.Facebook announced it wants to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace. Facebook is creating local partnerships across the US so it can create free training for skills like coding, digital marketing, and more. In the early fall of 2018, it’ll launch 'Learn with Facebook,' a free online training resource to equip people with the skills they need to grow and become drivers of their local economies. The company said it's also expanding its Facebook Community Boost digital training programme to 50 US cities by the end of 2018. It also partnered with and trained more than 60 organisations in 12 US cities.

By the end of the 2018, the company also plans to create new local partnerships which include teaming up with 20 community colleges to offer digital marketing training. This is similar to an initiative it announced with Central New Mexico Community College and Des Moines Areas Community College or the new initiative in Boston with Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College. In Michigan, for example, it’s partnering with Grand Circus to train 3,000 people in digital marketing and coding over the next two years. It trained 16 local organisations and started running free workshops for hundreds of people across the state. Grand Circus’ new 12-week bootcamp will kick off in July.

Facebook also said over 160,000 US small businesses were trained using its 'Blueprint' programme launched in 2015. By 2020, it plans to train an additional 250,000 through the programme.
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