EcoSkills – Skills for Sustainablilty

Ecoskills has been initiated to focus on employer engagement in terms of providing Apprenticeships and Traineeships in the Green skills pathway. An initiative supported by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, WPC Group’s Greenskills initiative, aimed at 15-24 year olds, is required to meet set objectives which include:

  • Creating more opportunities for employers in the green economy to take on apprentices and trainees,
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of the skills needed in the green economy and linking those needs with training providers,
  • Building networks of ‘green’ employers, training providers and potential apprentices and trainees to maximise opportunities for all involved,
  • Ensuring people who face employment disadvantages also have access to jobs in the green economy by setting and meeting targets,
  • Working together with small and large businesses,
  • Promoting quality career opportunities for young people, and
  • Sharing learning from the project

Additional project targets include the placement of apprentices and trainees into ‘green’ jobs and building a panel of 60 host employers who participate in the project by providing an apprentice or trainee with the opportunity to gain experience on the job.

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To find out more about this project or to get involved, contact our GreenSkills project Manager, Paul Brook on 1300 656 461.

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