Sustainable Job Training
As Abaco re-develops, Friends of the Environment will continue to promote sustainability. In line with this we are creating an apprentice program, offering opportunities to help Abaco's communities and economy recover following Hurricane Dorian. FRIENDS is partnering with local eco businesses to offer training programs that will give recent high school graduates from Abaco the opportunity to work in a sustainable field and learn more about that career path. The experience will help participants build skills, make valuable connections, and identify future career opportunities. Trainees will be offered a stipend to facilitate participation. Each participant will be asked to complete an independent project to share what they have learned with the community.
Learn more about our opportunities below and scroll down to apply.
WINTER 2020 - MARINE DEBRIS
Be part of data collection and implementation of a community hurricane debris removal program in the coastal and nearshore areas of Green Turtle Cay in partnership with IDEA Relief. Learn about the impacts of debris to the marine environment and how cleanup efforts will limit future damage. Participants will gain valuable hands-on knowledge on disaster response, solid waste management, and safety. Three spaces are available for recent high school graduates (within five years), priority given to Green Turtle Cay residents. Females are encouraged to apply. Apprenticeship lasts four weeks total, with a break for the Christmas and New Years holidays. Scroll down to apply.
FALL 2020 - SOLAR ENERGY (closed)
Two trainees will be selected to work alongside Engineered Electric Services as they repair and reinstall a 15kW solar photovoltaic array at the FRIENDS Campus in Marsh Harbour. The previous system was lost in Hurricane Dorian, so you will be directly involved in helping to get our Campus operational and sustainable and learn valuable skills that will give you an advantage as you seek a future career.