Free Youth Employability training starting in May

The Green Youth Employability programme allows young people aged 18-25 to gain skills and experience

Written by Grainne Jones


Are you interested in working with the environment, or simply looking for new training opportunities?

ECO-UNESCO will be starting a free Youth Employability programme in Dublin at the end of May.

The programme, which is aimed at under 25s, will teach specialist skills for employment and provide a QQI Level 3 certificate when complete.

The programme in Eco Community Development aims to help young people “build the skills and confidence needed to progress on to sustainable employment”.

Non-formal education

The Youth Employability programme uses “non-formal education techniques” so that all learning is activity-based.

The programme provides one-to-one mentoring to help each individual achieve their goals, and there is “ongoing support towards further education, training or employment”.

Hands on experience

Throughout the programme young people will get to do “field trips for hands on experience in the natural environment”, as well as a five week work placement.

Those attending will get guidance and advice about their CV and be taught interview skills to help them with their search for sustainable employment.

The programme will run for 10 weeks and is open to young people aged 18-25 from all backgrounds, including refugees, those engaged with the probation service, and people in long term homelessness accommodation.

What’s involved

The part-time course runs for 10 weeks starting May 28th, 2018. Included in the course is:

  • QQI Level 3 in Eco Community Development course
  • A valuable 5 week work placement
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Guidance and advice on preparing for interviews
  • Outdoor education including field trips
  • Ongoing support towards education, training and employment

The course takes place at ECO-UNESCO, 9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

The brochure for the programme can be found here.

If you’re ready to apply, fill out this application form.

For more information, visit the ECO-UNESCO website.

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