TORONTO, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - This July, Toronto-based firm Rosaline Digital Marketing will open the first of its intensive courses on web design for young newcomers to the city from the Syrian diaspora.
Classes will introduce youth of ages 16-24 to the basics of web design, including setting up domains and hosting, installing wordpress and plugins, using themes and templates, creating pages and posts, among other fundamentals. The courses will be intensive, but accessible, with instruction in bilingual English and Arabic.
The company's unique vision combines business development and client services with community building and education.
"The classes are just as much part of my vision for Rosaline as corporate services like SEO and social media marketing," said company founder Anas Aldera. "Too many companies give back to their communities as afterthoughts to the business. But to me, business and community service are one process, united."
A Syrian immigrant to Canada himself, Aldera built Rosaline with knowledge gained from a career in marketing and design that stretches from Toronto to Dubai. The company's youth training program is unique for its openness.
"We are just beginning this program, so we don't yet have a large number of slots for students," said Aldera. "But any young person from the Syrian community can submit an application, whether they're formal refugees or come from a regular immigration path. The point is that you're eager to learn and you want to use your skills to build your own career."
The first workshop series will be for newcomer Syrian youth, but Rosaline is planning future training sessions geared to young entrepreneurs and immigrant women at to-be-determined dates.
Applications must be submitted before 30 June. Classes run each Saturday at the Mississauga Central Library 15 July to 5 August. More details are available at the Rosaline website design page.
SOURCE Rosaline Digital Marketing