Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Facebook Launches Skills Development Programmes to Traing 50,000 Nigerians

Facebook to open its very first Community Hub space on the continent, in addition to a series of long-term impact training programmes for 50,000 Nigerians. Facebook Launches Skills Development Programmes to Traing 50,000 Nigerians


Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) declared another nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further bond its dedication and interest in the nation, and over the continent. Consolidating a series of prominent associations, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as an inside for learning and skills development, this set of initiatives is launched for helping and support comminities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, adolescents and creatives.

"In Nigeria, over 22 million individuals uses Facebook consistently (every month) and 87% of SMEs say that when they hire, digital skills are more imperative than where a candidate went to class. This shows the energy of digital skills to help economic growth and development has never been more vital", remarked Ebele Okobi, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa. "At Facebook, our main goal is clear: To give individuals the ability to build community and unite the world. Our speculations and duties declared in Lagos today additionally mirror our aim to collaborate with Nigeria's policy makers and its energetic tech and entrepreneurial eco-framework to make financial open door and freedom in Nigeria and across Africa.''

NG_HUB from Facebook

In partnership with CC Hub, Facebook will be opening the doors to its first community Hub space in the heart of Lagos, scheduled to open early next year. ‘NG_HUB from Facebook’ will be a multi-faceted creative space, which will connect and bring together developers, start-ups and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. The NG_HUB will also host a start-up incubator programme, as well as bespoke trainings, guest speakers and a dedicated event space, all aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem.

Additionally, across Nigeria, Facebook will be supporting a number of existing tech Hubs to serve the communities outside Lagos. The hubs will function as learning centres for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training and access.

Commenting on the announcement of NG_HUB in partnership with CC Hub, and Facebook’s further support of local hubs across Nigeria, Emeka Afigbo, Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said “Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.”

Facebook Nigeria Skills Programmes

Facebook is committed to working with Nigerian small businesses, tech entrepreneurs and the next generation of leaders to better understand and utilise the power of digital tools for economic growth. Launching a series of learning-based programmes facilitated by local training partners, these have been designed to provide skills that lead to employment and to support the growth of small businesses. The goal is to train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across the country through a series of scaled digital skills trainings, as well as long-term impact programmes. The training programmes will include:
  •     Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital (in partnership with the Fate Foundation) – a four-week intensive programme for entrepreneurs across Nigeria. This will be offered throughout the year in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Ibadan, Kaduna and Enugu
  •     Jobs for Youth: Coding for Employment – a training programme to develop Nigeria's next generation of coders - designed to upskill developers and prepare them for employment
  •     Boost your Business - designed for small, medium sized businesses owners, teaching the fundamentals of digital marketing for business growth, with the goal to help business owners better understand their brand, audience and how to best reach and service them online
  •     Creative Entrepreneurship Training - specialised training designed specifically for creatives, including photographers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, bloggers and other creative content creators
  •     Online Safety + Digital Literacy Training in Schools and Universities – featuring a series of online safety and digital literacy courses for secondary school and university students

Ahead of the programme launch, Facebook undertook a detailed ‘Economic Impact Study’ to further understand how communities like small businesses and consumers in Nigeria use the platform, and the effectiveness of social media as a growth tool. Nearly 1 in 2 small businesses on Facebook say they built their business on the platform, and 62% stated they have been able to use Facebook to help find employees for their business, whilst over half (58%) of small businesses on the platform say they have been able to hire more employees’ due to growth since joining Facebook.

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