Facebook is planning to train 500,000 people with digital skills through Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Startup Training Hubs, personalised online learning to help small businesses and people in India.
Aiming to train more than half a million people in India by 2020, these online training hubs, which are being rolled out first in India and have been developed with local organizations will provide digital skills and training for people in need of work.
Facebook is working with Digital Vidya, EDII, DharmaLife and StartupIndia to develop the learning curriculum which is personalised to the individual’s needs and available in English and Hindi on mobile.
The curriculum includes vital skills for digital skill seekers and tech entrepreneurs, including how to protect your ideas, how to hire, how to go about getting funding, what regulations and legal hurdles you need to consider, how to build an online reputation, and a whole host of other critical skills required to succeed in today’s digital world.
Facebook Digital Training Hub provides free social and content marketing training for anyone – from students to business owners – who is looking to develop their digital knowledge and skills. The curriculum includes social media basics, how to build and create an audience, how to create content, how to measure online activity, and stay ahead of the curve.
Facebook Startup Training Hub will help developers and tech startups build better products and businesses. The curriculum covers how to build a business plan, how to build a product and how to grow a business. This includes vital aspects of setting up a company – idea protection, regulations, business planning, market research, hiring, funding and company expansion.