A Green Jobs Corps Lismore team participant planting trees at Lismore’s Botanical Gardens.
A Green Jobs Corps Lismore team participant planting trees at Lismore’s Botanical Gardens.

Green Jobs for Lismore youth

FOLLOWING the success of EnviTE’s first round of National Green Jobs Corps (NGJC) teams, more environmental training and work experience opportunities are on offer for Lismore’s young people.

Our second NGJC Lismore team is due to start on Monday, August 9.

NGJC, a federally funded program that commenced in January, provides local people (aged 17-24) with the opportunity to gain accredited training and practical work experience in conservation and land management.

“This program provides the opportunity to participate in community projects that result in the real skills, training, qualifications and work experience that employers are looking for but that can be difficult to attain”, EnviTE co-ordinator Bill Sansom said.

“It is an ideal launching ramp for further employment and studies in natural area management, bush regeneration, environmental restoration, light construction and landscaping.”

Participants will be helping the Friends of the Rainforest Botanic Gardens and Lismore City Council in environmental and light construction works in Lismore and surrounding areas.

The program is open to unemployed 17-24 year olds and is for a period of six months. Nationally accredited training will be given with qualifications in First Aid and Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.

There is an information session tomorrow at the EnviTE Lismore office. Find out more by visiting: www.envite.org.au or calling our office 6621 9588.

National Green Jobs Corps is federally funded through the Department of Employment, Education & Workplace Relations.



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