February 1, 2019

Social Media Training and BC Employer Training Grant Application

How to get professional, one-on-one social media training subsidized by the government

Business success is more than a bright new open sign or a firm handshake; nowadays, its dependent on social media trends and well-developed digital marketing strategies.

Whether you’re new to the entrepreneurial world  or a seasoned business owner, your business can benefit from a strong foundation of social media skills.

But where to start?

While a valuable investment for you and your business, reliable, quality skills training for emerging fields, such as social media marketing, can be difficult to find.

And even if you do find a social media training programme that fits your needs, do the education costs fit within your budget?

The BC Employer Training Grant, or ETG, empowers business owners to grow their professional skills by subsidizing their education costs for certain programmes.

Note: you must have a municipal Business License for a minimum of one year to qualify for the grant. To find out if you’ve registered your business, call BC Registry Services at +1 (877) 822-6727.

Not only are we proud to help business owners reach their marketing goals, we’re also proud to offer social media marketing courses subsidized through this grant programme. We want our clients to complete our courses feeling confident, not leave feeling anxious about their bottom lines.

Is this social media training programme right for me?

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all approaches when it comes to jeans or social media.

We work one-on-one with you to develop a learning programme and strategy that works for you and your business, not someone else’s. That way, by the end of our 12 & 24-Week Training Programmes, you’ll have a well-developed plan and a relevant set of skills for your business.

Learn more about our 12 & 24-Week Training Programmes here, and check out our course outline here.

How does this programme work with the ETG?

After selecting the social media training package that best suits you, we’ll introduce you to a representative that will guide you through the grant application process. The application is completed in three easy steps (seriously), and we cover any application fees, so you can focus on the important stuff.

  1. The representative will help you set up your BCeID account, which is required to submit the application.
  2. Then the representative will ask you to complete a pre-screening survey. By completing the survey, you have committed to submitting the application and committed to training with us.
  3. After submitting the application, it takes about eight weeks to hear back from the government. We don’t expect payment until then, and won’t charge you until you’ve received approval.

Note: if you wish to withdraw from the programme, you’ll be required to pay 20 percent of the grant application fee.

Hooray! I was approved for the ETG! Now what?

Cheers to you! You’ve taken an important step in the process of growing your business and professional skills. Take a moment to celebrate!

Now that you’ve been approved for the ETG, we request full payment before our one-on-one training sessions begin. As soon as you’ve paid, submit your reimbursement claim for the ETG and cash in those sweet, sweet subsidies.

We are currently accepting applications!

We are accepting expressions of interest in the programme until the money runs out.

If you are interested in applying, please contact me as soon as possible. You can call me at (604) 722-1264, or send me an email at [email protected]. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any additional questions or concerns. Get in touch, and we’ll make a plan for you.

If you know anyone who would be interested in our one-on-one social media training programme, we would gladly welcome your referrals. Individuals with successful referrals — those who have committed to training with us — have the opportunity to receive 10 free SocialSocial sessions or 1 free HotSeat session.