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As social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and dozens of others have become dominant forms of communication for millions of people, their importance in the workplace has grown as well. Social media is becoming a vital way for businesses to promote themselves and their products, increase their visibility and recruit new clients. Many businesses are hiring dedicated social media managers to fill this need. The number of social media manager jobs has increased by 48 percent over the last year, and there are dozens of openings for these positions just in Minnesota alone.
Optivation, as part of InterCECT (Read more...), is excited to offer a new course focused specifically on social media. Eric Mills, president of the National Institute for Social Media (NISM) will be the instructor for this course. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to take the NISM Social Media Strategist exam. Watch our website and newsletter for more information regarding this exciting opportunity to learn a new skill.
Success requires new strategies, skills, competencies and relationships. It also takes courage to think outside the box and embrace new ways of thinking...leading...planning...or doing.
For over 12 years we have been a trusted partner to businesses, nonprofits, government and community entities who share our commitment to economic vitality. Together, we can help you and your organization manage change, optimize potential and participate fully in the challenges ahead.
Optivation (read the press release) is a joint venture of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College designed to increase collaboration between the University, Technical College, business, industry and other sectors of the region. Optivation was formed to focus efforts on consulting, training, education and entrepreneurial needs of the region.
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Optivation has secured a $75,000 grant to further develop a consortium among Minnesota colleges and universities to deliver non-credit online education. The consortium, called InterCECT (Continuing Education and Customized Training), seeks to develop a shared catalog of non-credit courses that could be offered by participating schools. Development costs are funded by a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system innovation fund.
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Invest in yourself and your future, take advantage of online and in-person professional development, customized training, and continuing education opportunities from Optivation. Whether developing the potential of your business or enriching yourself as an individual, you will enjoy the dividends tomorrow!