Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Startup Training Hubs

Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday said it expects to train about five lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020 and has unveiled two programmes designed for individuals and start-ups.

Speaking about the Facebook Startup Training Hubs programme, Facebook Head of Platform Partnerships India and South Asia said it will cover a range of subjects including how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas, how to hire, how to go about getting funding, regulations and legal hurdles an entrepreneur needs to consider, among others.

Citing a report, Mehta said almost 93 per cent of SMBs surveyed in India said digital and social media skills are important when making hiring decisions.