National Green Jobs Corps participants assisted Coffs Harbour City Council to complete light construction and paving at Bonville Headland.
National Green Jobs Corps participants assisted Coffs Harbour City Council to complete light construction and paving at Bonville Headland.

Green corps graduates impress

THE latest National Green Jobs Corps (NGJC) participants were recognised for their impressive achievements at a graduation ceremony at Sawtell.

EnviTE’s local supervisor Marcello De Nardis said the group of young people had worked hard and their results spoke for themselves.

“Five have graduated with a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, four have gained full-time employment and one has progressed to full-time study,” Mr De Nardis said.

“They really seized the opportunity that NGJC gave them to develop marketable skills and to achieve recognised qualifications.”

The participants assisted Coffs Harbour City Council to complete light construction and paving at Bonville Headland and have also assisted Landcare groups with bush regeneration and environmental restoration activities.

The trainees, such as Wade Potts, also undertook accredited training for a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, which is a nationally recognised qualification and also completed First Aid training.

“I’m already working three days a week with an EnviTE bush regeneration team,” Mr Potts said.

“I really love the work and I want to increase my hours.”

Meantime EnviTE is looking forward to welcoming a new team in April and helping members to seize the opportunities the National Green Jobs Corps program provides.

“It is an excellent foundation for further employment and studies,” Mr De Nardis said.

To find out more about the new team, which starts on Monday, April 18, contact EnviTE on 6621 9588.



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