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Facebook launches digital skills courses, to train 5M under ‘Community Boost’

Facebook offers marketing and interviewing courses We missed this earlier Facebook has launched a career development site which offers courses on digital skills. At first glance, some of lessons are in social media marketing, digital marketing, and content marketing, another offers tips and tricks to "land your dream job", interview tips etc. Its partners are GCF Global, Digital Promise, Jobs on Facebook, Homebase, Jazz HR, Glassdoor, and Open Classrooms. Some courses like “Ace Your Interview” and “Manage Your Content Marketing” and are free to access. In the US, Facebook will offer these courses in partnership with the Goodwill Community Foundation. Facebook had earlier introduced a mentorship tool where people in groups could connect with others for mentorship and guidance with those with relevant experience. People can now choose mentors based on their own goals and interests; share information about what they're offering or looking for and can accordingly reach out and connect with them. In 2017, Facebook had launched a jobs platform "Jobs on Facebook' and claims that it has helped people find a total of 1 million jobs. It has now upgraded the tool - people can now share their jobs on Facebook Groups. The company claims that 200 million people on Facebook are members of groups "they consider meaningful". The company does not specify what "meaningful" means here, nor how it has come to the 200 million number.  Facebook has trained 1 million people on digital skills Facebook aims to train 5 million people on digital skills and global…

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