Career choices that could change the world – the Mayor of West Yorkshire urges young people to ‘Go Green’

A new online resource will help young people excel in jobs that also help tackle the climate emergency.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire has urged young people considering their career options to ‘Go Green’ and make job choices that could change the world. 

Go Green is a new online resource aimed at explaining what the climate emergency is and how young people can make a difference through jobs which help to lower carbon emissions, develop new technologies and protect the environment. 

The Mayor pledged to tackle the climate and environment emergency, and create 1,000 new skilled jobs in the green sector when she was elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire in 2021. 

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

“I am passionate about tackling the climate and environment emergency and reaching our ambition of being a net zero carbon region by 2038 at the latest. 

“I am equally as passionate about ensuring our young people, who were hit so hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, have the opportunity to shape our future and excel in the careers that will help us rapidly cut carbon emissions. 

“Go Green is a fantastic resource and I hope it helps young people to realise how many different job options there are that really will help to change the world.” 

Last month, the Mayor announced she was already more than half-way to her green jobs target with 645 new jobs pledged by employers across the region. 

She has also established a Green Jobs Taskforce to bring together experts from business, education and training, and the third and public sectors. Its goal is to position West Yorkshire as a leader and set out a roadmap to deliver the skills and jobs needed to address the climate emergency. 

Go Green has been created by Future Goals – the skills and careers service funded by the UK Governments Community Renewal Fund. 

For more information about the Green Jobs Taskforce, visit the Combined Authority website. 

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and is part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Futuregoals campaign.

 

Go Green is a fantastic resource and I hope it helps young people to realise how many different job options there are that really will help to change the world.

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

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