Facebook Plan to Launch Training Program In 30-City On Digital/Social Media Skills




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Mark Zuckerberg CEO Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, The CEO of Facebook says Facebook will parachute into 30 cities across the country in San Francisco, from Houston to Des Moines, to help small businesses, nonprofits, aspiring entrepreneurs and job seekers beef up their digital and social media skills in the face of sweeping change to the nation's economy.

The CEO  planned to make the announcement while in St. Louis, where he took part in a roundtable discussion with small business owners, during his final swing through the U.S on his year-long tour of every state he had not yet visited according to USA TODAY.

Facebook will spend tens of millions on the new program called community Boost. It's a significant expansion of a smaller program that has taught some 60,000 small businesses how to use Facebook.

The new program, launching next year, marks a significant investment Facebook marketing campaign for small businesses. Facebook aggressively promote itself to small businesses, providing them with free pages and services to manage their digital presence in hopes of turning them into paid advertisers.

Here's a look at Facebook's plans for the program, with the parts where people learn to better use Facebook bolded.


  • If you are looking for a job, we'll provide training to help you improve your digital and social media skills. According to the research, 62% percent of US small business using Facebook said having digital or social media skills is an important factor in their hiring decisions - even more important than where a candidate went to school.

  • If you are an entrepreneur, we'll have training programs on how to use technology to turn an idea into a business or show you ways to create a free online presence using Facebook.

  • If you are a business owner we're going to offer ways your business can expand its digital footprint and find new customers around the corner and around the globe.

  • If you are getting online for the first time or you want to support your community, we'll provide training in digital literacy and online safety. And we'll also help community member use technology to bring people together, with features like Events and Groups.
Advantages of this program listed out below:

Improve your digital and social media skills
Learn technology to turn an idea into a business
Knowing ways to create a free online presence by using Facebook
Get new customers for your business
Providing training in digital literacy.


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