Facebook announces partnership with community colleges


Facebook announced on Aug. 27 that it is working with Canada College in Redwood City and Foothill College in Los Altos to develop a digital marketing certificate that will be offered through those community colleges.

The courses are expected to be available to students for enrollment in early 2019, and will teach students how to use Facebook and Instagram for business marketing, among other skills, said Facebook officials.

"We believe that our partnerships with CaƱada College, Foothill College and more than 20 community colleges across the US will contribute to digital marketing programs designed to meet many of these digital skills demands, and supply local small businesses a workforce that can contribute immediately to small business growth," the company said in an online statement.

Facebook is hosting a free "Community Boost" program this week that runs Monday, Aug. 27, through Wednesday, Aug. 29, and offers public training for local businesses about how to use its products and other skills.

The program is being held at Facebook headquarters and the Onetta Harris Community Center. It has conducted similar trainings in cities around the U.S. and reports visiting 30 cities since the initial version of the program was held in March in St. Louis.

Access more information or register for the Community Boost program here.

Kate Bradshaw

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Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 29, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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As long as this is an on-campus live class with a live lecturer and that all students must attended in person, and not one of Foothill's useless online classes, I support the effort. Online classes are pretty darned useless, especially when they don't even offer video recordings of all class lectures that students must view so they can see a real, live lecturer explaining the material.

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