Giving teenage girls skills for sustainability careers

July 28 2017

A Summer holiday programme for teenage girls is available to help them thrive in the job market as well as develop more resilience and confidence.

A Summer holiday programme for teenage girls is available to help them thrive in the job market as well as develop more resilience and confidence.

The Bootcamp is a 3-day residential programme at Bristol University on 22-24 August for young women aged 14- 19 years who are interested in a career in sustainability but aren’t quite sure how to go about it.

In a fast changing job market, young people benefit from training in the ‘softer’ but essential skills for employability, including team working, problem solving and clearer communication.

Bristol-based social enterprise Catalyse Change has created a solution - an inspiring and empowering ‘Catalyst Bootcamp’ for teenage girls to help them to be skilled for a changing world.

Organiser Traci Lewis explains: “The Catalyst Bootcamp is taking place at the beautiful Clifton Hill House student residence. It will provide a unique and inspiring learning opportunity for young women to get a taste of career opportunities and pathways in sustainability and the tools to move forward within it.”

There are also a limited number of bursaries available - sponsored by local businesses and organisations - to provide free places for young women from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds.

Tickets cost £295 for the 3-day residential, including all meals, see http://catalysechange.com/ or book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catalyst-bootcamp-tickets-35473361780