Environment workshop offered

Nanaimo youth explore environmental occupation options.

Environmental awareness is on the rise in the Harbour City, and Nanaimo Youth Services Association wants young people to explore their career options in the field.

The association’s Youth Employment Centre is hosting a Careers in the Environment workshop Wednesday (March 7)  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free seminar is open to all unemployed and out-of-school youth between the ages of 15  and 30.

Recycling is an increasingly common practice, the door-to-door collection of compostable materials has been well received, and  Nanaimo’s popular farmers’ markets reflect the demand for locally grown food.

These points characterize the environmental sector, resulting in an increase in the overall work force and diversity of environmental occupations and workplaces.

By meeting and interacting with a variety of local experts and touring related educational facilities and job sites, youth gain a general introduction to the environmental industry and discover benefits and training opportunities in the field. The workshops cover both entry-level and established career options.

Whether young people are exploring their first career path, are looking for a change or aiming to become involved within the environmental field, the centre’s one-day workshop will benefit all participants.

Pre-registration is requested. For more information, please call the Employment Access Centre at 250-754-8101, go to www.nysa.bc.ca or visit 290 Bastion St.