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Facebook announces community college partnership

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 Canada 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 also hosted a free, public "Community Boost" program Aug. 27 to 29 at its headquarters and the Onetta Harris Community Center in Belle Haven that offered training for local businesses about how to use its products and other skills.

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.

— By Kate Bradshaw

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