Haringey residents can learn new skills designed to improve their green credentials and boost career prospects thanks to Sanctuary Housing and Estates Elite Recycling.
A full day’s free training will be delivered on Thursday 15 March to raise awareness of environmental issues and improve access to future employment.
Careers in the environmental sector
Local jobseekers keen on a career in the environmental sector – including construction, refuse, street cleansing and the recycling industry – will be able to learn about essential topics, such as the impact these industries have on the environment, relevant legislation and how to deal with emergencies.
Further employability programmes
Participants who successfully complete the day’s training, which will take place at Chestnuts Art and Community Centre on St Ann’s Road, can be signed up to further employability programmes which could lead to a future career.
“Investing in training to help residents move into employment”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Toby Moore, said: “A key aim for Sanctuary is to invest in training to help our residents move into employment, and this project is really helping us to achieve that.
“Hopefully the attendees will get a lot out of the course; as well as receiving career advice they will be able to learn about ways to help the local environment.”
“Passionate about making a positive change”
Robert Thairu, director of Estates Elite Recycling, added: “We are passionate about making a positive change and Sanctuary’s funding has helped us to raise awareness with local residents about our environment and careers that can help to preserve it.”
The course is open to all Haringey residents who are not in education, employment or training, and will take place from 11am to 5pm on Thursday 15 March at Chestnuts Art and Community Centre, 280 St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN.
To book a place or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text EA15 to 07507 207202.
This project was funded by Sanctuary Housing’s Grand Ideas Fund, which is currently accepting applications from community projects benefiting Sanctuary residents and their communities.