Facebook announces the opening of three digital training centers in Europe - CYDIAPLUS.com


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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Facebook announces the opening of three digital training centers in Europe

Facebook announced the opening of digital training centers in Europe through a program called Facebook Community Boost, aimed at helping European companies to train a million people in digital skills. Facebook believes that these skills are indispensable to compete in today's world. For this, it will open three new 'community hubs', one of them in Spain. Facebook hopes to prepare people to become familiar with technological advancement and participate in the new age of artificial intelligence.

Facebook Community Boost will serve to teach several useful skills in the digital world and it is expected to train one million students in the EU during the next two years.
As Facebook announced on Monday, January 22, the opening of community hubs centers are located in Spain, Poland and Italy and are part of one of the largest investments that the social network is making in Europe. In France, for example, the technology will invest 10 million euros in a research laboratory that will work on the development of artificial intelligences .

"There is a concern that digital evolution may leave some people behind, that is why we want to make sure to invest in digital skills so that people can learn to participate in the digital economy," said Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, in conversation with Reuters.

In practice, the Community Boost program will offer training in media literacy, digital security and other skills useful for Internet browsing. The students will be mostly people with limited access to technologies, such as the elderly, refugees and some children.

In addition, Facebook will continue working with about 250 thousand businesses in an online training, and with 100 thousand small and medium enterprises through a face-to-face training action, to help them grow and generate jobs. The project is part of a community program that aims to stimulate the growth and recruitment of talent for these small and medium enterprises.

"We want to guarantee that we did not come to invest madly in this idea, that we are investing in technology and that we are investing in humans," Sandberg concluded.

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