Project partners: Fife Rural Skills Partnership which comprises: Cambo Heritage Trust, The Ecology Centre, Living Solutions, Rural Skills Scotland, Opportunities Fife, Forestry Commission Scotland, Fife Voluntary Action, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.
This programme will:
Enable young people in Fife to gain new skills to finding jobs, training, volunteer opportunities or starting entrepreneurial projects that contribute to the green economy
Achieve a net gain in the built and natural environment across the rural and urban settings of Fife. It will help young people (15-24) across Fife into sustainable jobs, businesses and other positive destinations.
Working with partners the Fife Rural Skills Partnership, the project will create a clear pathway into practical environmental management work through a three-staged approach:
Level 1 – beginner level: work experience, academies, voluntary placements
Level 2 – apprenticeship level from 6 months to 1 year
Level 3 – social enterprise level: provision of ‘incubator hubs’ with both expert and peer-to-peer mentoring and practical support to create sustainable businesses managing the environment and natural resources.
Young people can enter at any level according to experience.
Level 1 (beginner level): 220 young people engaged
Level 2 (apprentice level): 30 apprenticeships
Level 3 (entrepreneur level): 20 young people engaged.
A year on we have engaged 47 thousand people, created or improved 970 green spaces & created 148 social enterprises. And relationship with @BigLotteryFund has been brilliant. Let's try to go beyond numbers and challenge ourself to do even better! Great speech by David Sharrod