Mid-February saw the official end of the LBCCG Green Jobs Corps Program with a Graduation Ceremony held in Nambour on the banks of Petrie Creek.
Through the program participants planted in excess of 2,000 trees, erected 200 metres of fencing, cleared innumerable square metres of lantana and other weeds and hopefully learned a multitude of invaluable skills that they can put to good use in the workforce.
The turnover of participants in the program was very high as the ‘kids’ found employment or moved out of the region – although some found that environmental-base activities just wasn’t for them. Several of the participants have also been forwarded to local contracting teams.
Pictured above is Conservation Volunteers Australia Regional Manager Mark Dwyer presenting GJC participant Sam with her Certificate with GJC Team Leader Jono Bateman looking on.