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Workforce Development Board of Solano County and Facebook partner to help Solano businesses with paid and trained digital marketing interns
February 25, 2021
SOLANO COUNTY – The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Solano County is pleased to launch a new initiative with Facebook to build a diverse talent pipeline of Digital Marketing professionals in Solano County. The Facebook Career Connections Program is a new program designed to help underserved jobseekers become equipped with 21st-century skills for a more online economy, and to help our small businesses increase their digital presence online and with social media.
The digital marketing training will be made available for up to 70 job seekers, led by Facebook, and held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The training will take place between March 23 and April 23, 2021, and will include group sessions, self-paced lessons and office hours. The program will be open to 50 Solano businesses, all of which will participate in a partner summit later this March, and receive two, one-hour trainings from Facebook on social media – all at no cost. The program fellowships will be held from late-May to mid-August at 20 hours a week, paid for by the WDB and supported by Facebook.
The WDB and Facebook are currently recruiting 70 job seekers and 50 businesses/non-profits to participate in the program, with an application deadline of Saturday, March 13. Additional details will be discussed with businesses and individuals before a firm commitment is expected. Job seekers who wish to participate must have a high school diploma (or higher), and either be currently unemployed or underemployed. No relevant work experience is required; however, applicants are asked to be digitally minded and comfortable with social media.
Facebook's Career Connections Program for Digitally Minded Jobseekers
Qualified jobseekers (age 18+) will receive:
n Exclusive training, resources, & support from Facebook (March – May 2021)
n A 12-week competitively paid remote internship with a local business or non-profit
n A Facebook employee mentor
n Facebook Digital Marketing Certification
n Networking opportunity with businesses and peers
n A path to a career in Digital Marketing
Businesses who participate must be looking to expand their business model digitally and be willing to host a paid-for, Facebook trained and vetted Digital Marketing intern for summer 2021.
Facebook's Career Connections Program for Businesses
Qualified businesses will receive:
n Connection to a Digital Marketing fellow trained & vetted by Facebook
n Exclusive training, resources, & support from Facebook (March – August 2021)
n 12 weeks of a part-time fellow paid for by the Workforce Development Board of Solano
n A $500 Facebook/Instagram ad credit with improved social media & digital presence
n Networking opportunity with peers and Facebook program staff
“We want to help develop a strong Solano County talent base of diverse digital marketing professionals who can help our local businesses remain competitive at a time when it is imperative to reach their customer base digitally,” says Heather Henry, President and Executive Director at the WDB of Solano County. “Expanding an online presence is an essential component for our small business community in today’s growing digital marketplace.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
To learn more about the WDB’s Facebook Career Connections Program and to apply can do so by completing a short form at https://careerconnections.fb.com.
The WDB is leveraging networks in the community and amongst economic development partners to help spread the word about this opportunity for our residents and businesses/non-profits in Solano County. Please call (707) 863-3500 if you have any questions regarding Solano’s Facebook Career Connections Program and be sure to follow the Workforce Development Board of Solano County on social media @SolanoWDB, or visit www.SolanoEmployment.org for more information on programs and services to assist Solano County job seekers and businesses.