Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders Programme: Young people begin their journey to accredited qualifications

Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders Programme: Young people begin their journey to accredited qualifications

Sun 21 Mar 2021 by Evan Short

Co-operation Ireland’s Future Leaders Programme is now underway with 60 young people embarking on a journey that will see them gain accredited skills.

This learning will not only boost their opportunities when they enter the workplace, but also give them leadership experience that will see them become peer role models within their social groups.

Last week in partnership with Utopian Learning, our young people marked on courses covering Employability, Communications & Lobbying, and Leadership and Resilience.

The programmes were developed based on a survey carried out by Co-operation Ireland in 2020 that showed political instability, COVID-19 and environmental issues all to be priorities for young people between the ages of 12 and 20 as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

The courses were then designed to be delivered on-line. All courses are delivered on an all-Island basis and are accredited with the National Open College Network.

Participants will also progress onto further training, youth-led dialogue events, unique social action projects and global learning clusters.

Once registered, each participant will receive a programme pack with resources and an individual password to access the Future Leaders learning hub, where they access extra material, pose questions, and record their progress.

For more information click here.