Young people who want to upskill for the green economy need your help

Published by Ian Carey on

18th April, 2016

A course which is designed to help young people change career and build green skills is looking for votes to secure funding.

The Green Beginnings Youth Programme run by environmental charity ECO-UNESCO has reached the final round of the Skill & Opportunities Fund at Royal Bank of Scotland.

The charity will received substantial support for their work if they win a public vote which is happening online.

The course they want funding for is aimed a helping young people get jobs in the green economy. It is a flexible six-month programme delivered in three stages.

It caters to 50 young people aged between 15 and 24 from economically or socially disadvantaged backgrounds living in the Dublin City area with the lowest rates of employment. It will equip them with the skills, techniques and personal development that increase their options for employment and opportunity in the ever-growing green economy.

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ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation is affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA). They aim to raise awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people and promote its protection and conservation.

They also promote the personal and educational development of young people of all backgrounds through practical environmental projects and activities.

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Ian Carey

Ian is the editor of the Green News. He works as Communications Manger with the Irish Environmental Network.