Facebook Joins the Digital Career Development Space
Submitted by Michael Cruse on December 14, 2018 - 10:24am
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Facebook recently announced the launch of career development mini-courses for adult learners. The 13 digital courses are designed for people looking to re-enter the workforce, or refresh their resume skills in the digital space. Facebook designed these courses based on its own research on what skills are most helpful to both job seekers and employers. Each course runs between 8-10 minute, and can be accessed for free on the Learn with facebook site. Along with the new site, Facebook also announced that it will work with the Goodwill Community Foundation to share training materials and job posts to Facebook user groups. They also plan to add features for people in user groups to choose mentors to help them in their careers.
I'm curious whether members think these courses will be valuable to their learner population? Are they accessible to the range of learners in your programs? If not, what is missing, and what could be added to support learners in benefitting from this information. LinkedIn and Facebook have both ventured into the field of career development in the digital age, but let's make sure that they are providing opportunities for the spectrum of adults hoping to enter, and advance, in middle skill careers.
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