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Conserving the Environment, Empowering Young People IRELAND’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND YOUTH ORGANISATION

ARE YOU: Under 25?

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Looking for employment? Interested in gaining new skills? Looking for an inclusive and supportive environment?

MAY 28TH ECO-UNESCO 9 Burgh Quay Dublin

Affilliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Association (WFUCA)


ABOUT US ECO-UNESCO has been delivering training for over 30 years and has been a registered QQI/FETAC accreditation centre since 2005. The Green Youth Employability Programme has been running since 2012 and is supported under a number of funders including the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Momentum, Accenture, and the Dormant Accounts Fund,the Irish Environmental Network.

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3. What is this course? 4. Who is this for? 4. What is the qualification?

OUR APPROACH TO THIS PROGRAMME

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ECO-UNESCO uses its specialised expertise in sustainable development, community improvement, gardening and horticulture to develop specialist skills for employment.

5. Work Placement

The approach is to work with young people to develop their:

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6. Progression

- Confidence - Self-esteem - Motivation And to ultimately help them identify their strengths, their likes and the career path that they want to take We use our networks to place each participant in a suitable workplace in order to help them gain the skills they need to succeed. ECO-UNESCO offers a tailored experience using a unique combination of non-formal facilitative teaching methods such as auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learning styles. This means that all learning is activity-based, with an emphasis on group learning. We combine training and work placements along with ongoing weekly support to build the skills and confidence needed to progress young people on to further education, training or employment.

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WHAT IS THIS COURSE? ECO-UNESCO’S youth employability programme is FREE to young people from diverse backgrounds and groups who are looking to build the skills and confidence needed to progress on to sustainable employment. These groups include: -LGBTQAI+ -Refugees -Young people engaged with the probation service -Lone parents -The travelling community -Disabled -Those in long term homeless accommodation -+ more

You will take part in: QQI Level 3 training in Eco Community Development Field trips for hands on experience in the natural environment One-to-one mentoring and support A 5 week work placement Guidance and advice on preparing your CV Interview skills

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Non formal education techniques Supportive & Enthusiastic facilitators

One to one mentoring to establish individual goals

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Weekly workshops for ongoing support during placement

Ongoing support towards further education, training or employment

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION?

These courses are run free of charge and open to all interested people aged 18-25 looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of the green sector, get support in making or changing decisions about their future education and/or careers, and ‘get their foot in in the door’ to companies and organisations they may not have otherwise had access to.

QQI Level 3 in Eco-Community Development This course explores community development principles including empowerment, participation & sustainability in theory and in practise. Community issues & responses are elaborated in a thought provoking manner utilising class room, experiential & inquiry based learning techniques. In doing so this course promotes active citizenship through community participation in environmental protection, education & conservation. As such, the programme facilitates learners to channel their energy into positive action, empowering/motivating them to participate in improving and protecting themselves, their community and their environment.

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MENTORING & ASSISTANCE

WORK PLACEMENT

Each candidate will be assigned their own mentor for the duration of the programme. During the meetings, participants will develop an Individual Learner Plan (ILP) to help guide their personal progression and what they would like to gain from the course. The Individual Learner Plan is personalized to each learner to best suit their own needs, and to ensure that the learner has their voice heard on their future.

Candidates will undertake a 5 week work placement in an appropriate organisation or business and attend regular support sessions.

At each meeting, employability skills will be discussed such as reviewing CVs and cover letters (and/or creating new ones), public speaking, presentations, job interviews, and more.

Networks are of vital importance to securing long term employment, which is why ECO-UNESCO ensures participants are matched with organisations that are aligned with their interests and aspirations.

This valuable placement gives each young person the opportunity to showcase the range of skills they have acquired throughout the duration of the course, as well as build networks.

ECO-UNESCO has a strong relationship with with businesses in Dublin, Galway, Wicklow and Sligo.

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PROGRESSION ECO-UNESCO’s ultimate goal is to support each young person in progressing to the next step in their future, whether that is returning to education, training or moving on to employment.

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BOOKING To book your place and / or get further information, please contact: Triona Reid yei@ecounesco.ie 086 159 1946 (01) 662 5491 www.ecounesco.ie

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Conserving the Environment, Empowering Young People IRELAND’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND YOUTH ORGANISATION

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Profile for ECO-UNESCO

Youth Employability Programme May 2018  

Brochure for our FREE 10 week course beginning May 28th 2018

Youth Employability Programme May 2018  

Brochure for our FREE 10 week course beginning May 28th 2018

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