ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations.
What they have come up with it is a programme called Green Skills which is a full-time 14 week programme to upskill youth in Dublin City and to progress them onto paid employment.
This course is open to participants unemployed and aged between 16-24 years. All participants will receive professional environmental training in 2 FETAC Level 5 modules including Sustainable Development and Work Experience, motivational training and a valuable work placement to help them get their ‘foot in the door’ to companies and organisations they may not otherwise have access to.
These programmes are supported and funded by the Government with support under the Dormant Accounts fund and Accenture and are free for eligible participants. It is an excellant way for people to get up and get involved in something worth while.
It has a limited amount of places available to sign up to their new Youth Employment Programmes commencing on the 11th of April 2016. They would like to note that places are filling up fast and are allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to get involved then email Niamh Hand on firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
There is also an Information session where you are able to attend and find out everything you may have queries about on Thursday the 3rd March at 11am here at the ECO-UNESCO offices, 9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. Please email to reserve a place as places are limited.