Tree planting projects help young people with training and work experience.
Tree planting projects help young people with training and work experience. submitted

EnviTE to host green program

YOUNG people on the Coffs Coast are doing their bit for conservation and land management.

They will soon be helping Coffs Harbour City Council with paving work at Bonville Headland and Landcare groups with bush regeneration and environmental restoration in the area.

This work is part of the National Green Jobs Corps which is being hosted locally by EnviTE.

The new program gives people aged 17 to 24 training and work experience opportunities in a host of environmental activities.

“This program gives young people the opportunity to participate in community projects that gives them real skills, training and qualifications and work experience that employers are looking for but are often difficult, if not impossible, for them to attain,” said EnviTE co-ordinator Bill Sansom. Nationally accredited training will be given with qualifications in first aid, Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management and a Statement of Attainment at Certificate II level.

An information session on the program will be held in Coffs Harbour on March 17. For more details, contact EnviTE’s Lismore office on 6621 9588.



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