A Cornish marketer has undergone rigorous training to qualify as a Facebook certified trainer delivering free workshops funded by the social media giant.
The Digital Skills Training Programme (DSTP) is being rolled out nationwide by digital experts BuzzStart Academy and Freeformers on behalf of Facebook.
Suzie, who owns the full service agency Piece of Cake Communications, had to navigate a four stage interview and quality assurance procedure to enable her to offer the training.
“The recruitment process was intense but Facebook has high expectations of the people delivering the workshops it is funding. You have to be at an elite standard,” she said.
Suzie has currently delivered training at several locations across the South West and Wales and will be bringing the sessions to Cornwall soon.
“We’re currently collaborating with businesses, universities and colleges to offer this free training to anyone looking to improve their digital knowledge.”
The aspiration of the training is to open doors and opportunities to anyone armed with these new skills and understanding.
There are six workshops being offered by the DSTP, including innovation – helping you come up with your next big idea, social marketing, cyber security, data and web presence – looking at areas including UX and SEO.
Sessions are fast paced and practical, guiding attendees through building websites, setting up Facebook ads and wireframing apps in real time.
“These are fantastic taster sessions that get people trying out ideas and experiences they might otherwise be nervous about tackling,” said Suzie.
At the end of the sessions attendees are provided with a certificate from Facebook to use on their CVs.
To find out more about the Digital Skills Training Programme from Facebook contact Suzie on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07812525128.