Green skills for young unemployed
Young people learning new skills with Global Action Plan
Global Action Plan expands its committment to young people, announcing new green skills programmes that will also cut carbon emissions.
Global Action Plan is delighted to announce that, thanks to support from the Sainsbury Charity Family Trusts, we will be helping 30 young unemployed people receive accredited training enabling them to provide high quality home energy surveys.
The project will be delivered in partnership with Accenture and Parity Projects and will help young people gain skills that will improve their employability and cut carbon emissions.
Young people in the UK are facing a difficult time. Youth unemployment is at an all time high. The jobs available are gradually changing as tougher carbon targets start to bite. The cost of everyday living is also rising as a rising global population and increasingly varied weather patterns hit food and energy prices.
Against this backdrop, Global Action Plan is committed to helping young people gain the skills that will help them to flourish in a more sustainable economy. We have helped them to create Greenprint 2020, an inspiring vision of what a more sustainable world could look like. We are now turning this vision into reality.
One thing young people want is the opportunity to work in green jobs. To achieve this we are delighted to announce a new partnership with Accenture and Parity Projects. Together we will provide accredited training to 30 young unemployed people helping them to get a BTEC sustainability qualification. We will then provide further training that will enable them to deliver Parity Project’s award winning domestic energy surveys.
These surveys will be promoted to Accenture employees helping them to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. The young people will receive ongoing support and mentoring from Accenture employees increasing their confidence, skills and employability.
The project has been made possible with support from the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts as part of their wider commitment to cutting carbon through innovative and collaborative projects.
Over the coming months, Global Action Plan will be launching more projects with young people that will help them better cope with the environmental, social and financial challenges that they are facing. If you wish to get involved please get in touch.