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Thursday, 21 Sep 2017


Funded by the Victorian and New South Wales State Governments, WPC Group’s GreenSkills initiative is creating opportunities for apprentices and trainees in the green economy where they can develop the skills necessary to understand what impacts they are having on the environment and work more sustainably.

As set by both state governments, this projects is required to meet the following objectives:

•  Creating more opportunities for employers in the green economy to take on apprentices and trainees;
•  Developing knowledge and understanding of the skills needs of the green economy and linking those needs with training providers;
•  Building networks of green employers, training providers and potential apprentices and trainees to provide linkages that 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 with small businesses as well as larger 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.

To find out more about this project or to get involved, contact our GreenSkills project Manager Greg Payne on 1300 656 461 or visit the website: www.greenskills.com.au