Green Career Guide for Young People
Start date: Feb 2, 2015,
End date: Jan 31, 2017
According to ILO Green Jobs Programme, green jobs are one of the main instruments of transforming economies, enterprises, workplaces, labour markets in to low-carbon, sustainable economy providing proper works.
Green jobs reduce environmental impact of enterprises, they contribute to reducing need for energy and raw materials, avoiding green house emissions, minimizng waste and pollution, restoring ecosystem services like clean water, flood protection and biodiversity.
Despite it has a big potential even in developing countries, it needs to be promoted by investments and programmes targeting at those who need them most: Young people, women and the poor.
Only In Turkey, according to article from yesilekonomi.com, 50000 new green jobs are expected with 50-70 billion € new investment in environmental field in following two years. According to specialists, these investments will create jobs for scale of people from high school graduate to economists and engineers.
In spite of such a big employment potential, there are certainly lack of resources and guides leading and informing young people on conditions, requirements, education, entrepreneurship oppurtunities, projected growth of local and European green jobs.
Being inspired from mentioned needs, our project aims to promote Green Jobs among young people who are looking for proper occupation or specialization area.
Besides that, the project targets to:
- inform young people about profiles of Green Jobs,
- help young people to find right Green Occupation matching to their own skills,
- help young people to use Career Planning Tools.
The intellectual outputs of the project will be Green Career Guide Book and Web Site with Interactive Career Planning Tools.
Interactive Career Planning tools integrated in to web site will provide personalized career sugesstion according to skills and interest of users. Thats the most innovative side of the project output making it different from existing web links and other resources.
Other difference making side of the project is that project outputs will be designed to attract attention of young people using infographics instead of long and boring texts. This method will benefit from visual comprehension tendency of young people.
All these studies will be implemented by a strong consortium established by 4 reputable Education Institutions, one Green Engineering Company and one Career Development Guidance Company, which complements each others
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