Students attend the Mayor's Green Taskforce celebration event

Students from Netherhall Learning Campus and Brighouse High School attended a celebration event of the Mayors Green Jobs Taskforce in February and gave their voice on green jobs and skills.  

As graduates from the West Yorkshire Green Skills Youth Programme the students represented their peers with challenging and thought-provoking questions to the panel. 

They were keen to understand future skills and knowledge needs for green jobs and articulated how they want to create a better environment and to be part of the green economy.  

The West Yorkshire Green Jobs Taskforce was launched in January 2022 by Mayor Brabin, to deliver her manifesto pledge to create 1,000 green, skilled, well-paid jobs for young people.  

So far, 1,074 jobs have been pledged by businesses, with 365 workers fully employed. 

The Taskforce includes representatives from: 

  • The Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire Universities 
  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) 
  • Businesses including Northern Powergrid, Enfinium, C-Capture, and ITV. 

Read the full story: West Yorkshire set for over 70,000 green jobs by 2050.