NYGEP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and helps to support newcomer youth interested in careers in the environmental sector by providing access to field trips, experiential learning opportunities, and job skills training.
Throughout the five-month part-time program, participants will have access to learning opportunities in the following environmental education career pathways:
Green energy/green building
Professional Project Placements:
Participants will be placed with a host employer in one of the four environmental career pathways (see above) for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of participants (per career pathway) through completion of a real-world project.
Job Search & Corporate Culture Training:
Eight half-day workshops in which you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumé and perfect your interview skills.
Training is delivered one Saturday per week over the first two months of the program.
Dates: September 12, 19 and 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Participants will receive 10 hours of TRCA online training on job search, corporate culture, and communication. Topics include:
Occupational and labour market research
Resumé and cover letter formatting and targeting
Making a good first impression
Participants will attend a networking event with a local environmental meetup group such as Green Drinks Toronto or Blue Drinks Toronto.
These groups provide opportunities for a wide variety of people interested in the environmental and water sectors to meet and share experiences and ideas, including representatives of NGOs, academics, students, and employees from the public and private sectors.
Participants will also recieve community connections, employment coaching, indigenous learning, field trips, and more!
Visit trca.ca/nygep to for more information, to sign up for a webinar, or apply.