The Green Skills Network builds connections in growing green industries, creating training and employment opportunities for youth.
Get involved: info[at]greenskillsnetwork.ca
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The Green Skills Network current has many initiatives aimed at improving youth employment in the green economy through research and training programs.
Visit our projects page to learn more.
Board of Advisors
The Green Skills Network is supported by diverse and knowledgable Board of Advisors. To view a list of board members, please click here.
Through First Work, the Green Skills Network has access to more than 70 established connections with employment centres across Ontario. We help our partners help their unemployed and underemployed clients find and keep meaningful employment that will help improve the quality of their lives.
Becoming a part of the Green Skills Network will provide your centre and your clients access to labour market information and other research that will identify new opportunities for growth within the green economy, a reputation enhancing brand, and a wide pool of trainers and employers. We support our member centres’ missions, and assist them to reach their targets.
We provide access to new opportunities in the expanding green economies. Our Local Champions help spread the word about our program, and connect clients to our valuable services. By becoming a Local Champion, your centre can teach others about the benefits of becoming a part of the Green Skills Network. If you are interested in getting your centre involved, please contact us for information about our next training session!
What the Green Skills Network does for Youth Employment Centres:
- Coordination between Employment and Training Centres, Training Institutions and Employers.
- Knowledge sharing with stakeholders
- Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance
- Training curriculum
- Student registration and completion tracking
- Provides certificate to completing students
- Marketing and communications across Ontario
- Labour market, training environment, government policy and program, PV installation plans, and opportunities scanning research
Tasks performed by Employment Centres
- Client screening and recruitment
- Connect with employers
- Arrange placements
- Job coaching and retention
- Supervise training