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The Innovation Growth Hub, a META Inc. Partner on Meta Boost in collaboration with the Imo State Government and the Imo State Ministry of Digital Economy & E-Government, is Organising a Meta Boost Training to upskill individuals in the SkillUpImo program.
 The Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Governance announced on Thursday in Owerri that the comprehensive training program is set to commence on Monday, 5th of February 2024.

According to the Ministry, Facebook was notably impressed by the proactive approach of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s administration, particularly through the SkillupImo project.

Recognizing the potential of this initiative, META, the parent company of Facebook, is eager to deepen its collaboration by enhancing the understanding of digital skills for business growth.

In a formal letter addressed to the Imo State Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Governance, Facebook expressed its intent to provide specialized training for digital marketers from Cohorts 1 and 2 of the SkillupImo Project. The focus of the training is on leveraging Facebook to create value for enterprises.

Furthermore, Facebook has committed to considering the employment of some graduates from the Skillup Imo project to offer support to enterprise users of Facebook within the state.

The training will focus on using various social media tools and other tech tools to onboard small businesses and generate income.

The training will be conducted over two weeks, from the 5th to the 17th of February 2024, with sessions held from Monday to Saturday.
The two-week training program is scheduled to kick off on February 5th, 2024, at the 3R Learning Centre within the ministry’s premises at 28 Egbu Road, Owerri, Imo State.

Participants will receive comprehensive training on utilizing Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp Business to effectively grow their businesses. The target audience includes digital marketers and social media managers.

Graduates from Cohorts 1 and 2 have been specifically invited by the Ministry to participate in this Facebook training program, ensuring they reap the maximum benefits.
Participants are expected to attend for two days of their choice.

Registration is MANDATORY and can be completed at MetaboostImo.  
Under the overarching Skillup Imo project, Governor Hope Uzodinma aims to empower over 300,000 Imo youths with proficient digital skills, marking a significant step towards building a digitally skilled workforce and positioning Imo State as a leading digital economy hub in Nigeria and Africa.

Sandra Opara.
Ministry of Digital Economy and E-Government

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