Facebook Choose North West Skills Partners

International tech giants Facebook, alongside FreeFormers, have launched it’s first ever Digital Skills Training Programme in our very own city of Liverpool, secured and steered by us, The Extraordinary Club and in partnership with Agent Academy. It’s the first time Liverpool has seen a partnership as big as this and we’re excited to be delivering this programme to the young people of our city.

This programme forms part of a Europe-wide initiative led by technology giant ‘Facebook,’ to help young people and businesses grow and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace. The training focuses on enabling people to develop confidence and skills for future employment in a digital economy – especially those found to be lacking in the current workforce

This programme will be delivered across the EU to over 75,000 18-30 year olds including the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain.

All training will be individually tailored – from someone with strong digital skills learning about design-thinking to someone who wants to gain employment learning how to improve their online presence. Training will cover modules including innovation, prototyping, web presence and social marketing.

We’re so pleased to be partnering with such an international brand, Facebook and of course, our good friends at Agent Academy. Here at The Extraordinary Club, we’re committed to inspiring creative and digital leaders of the future through skills development, business support and growth consultancy. We work with some of the North West’s most cutting edge talent and pioneers from the worlds of film, TV, games and technology so we’re excited to give back to our city and help up-skill the new digital generation.

Dawn Paine, Co-Founder of The Extraordinary Club said, “We are delighted to be launching Facebook’s first ever UK digital skills training programme in the North West and specifically in Liverpool, to create more of a level playing field for our region’s young people in the digital world.”

Agent Academy and The Extraordinary Club will be responsible for delivering training across the North West, with the programme then being rolled out throughout the country. They will be hosting workshops and festivals across the North West and are inviting individuals and businesses to get involved

Already the team have been successful in the implementation of the Digital Skills Training Programme with the likes of The City of Liverpool College and The University of Liverpool boasting the positives that these sessions have brought to their students.

Feedback so far…

‘A very good insight into social media marketing, innovation and web presence. The team delivering the session were extremely helpful and gave us a lot of practical information for us to take away.’

‘One of the most useful workshops I have attended. Simple, clear and straight to the point.’

‘I really loved the sessions and found them extremely helpful for my personal and professional development.’

‘I found it extremely interesting and highly useful and will be recommending it to others around me. It has a great balance of interactive learning and teach-led learning.’

If you’d like to find out more about the programmes we’ll be delivering and where you can find us next, visit: TEC & AA FB Page

If you want to find out more about The Extraordinary Club and what our aim is, then watch our Launch Event Video