Green Pathways Testimonials

Testimonials from Green Pathways students 

Green Pathways is helping participants improve their confidence and communication skills, providing them with valuable work experience and increasing their employment and further education prospects. Here is what some of our current Green Pathways students have to say about their experience of the programme so far: 

James Core

What have you done in Green Pathways?

In Green Pathways I have done a variety of things. The business pathway I have done has opened my mind further and given me the knowledge I need to think about starting a business.

How has your experience been so far? 

It’s great. The people and peers are lovely people to work with. It’s a comfortable environment to learn new things. The quality of work is to the best of the best.

What work placement are you doing?

My work placement is in the café Rothar. This is just being a bike technician. The work conditions are high standard with great co-workers.

Where do you hope to be in a year’s time?

I hope to be working in my own business or in a big bike shop to further experience me to be the best I can be.

How has Green Pathways helped you?

Green Pathways has given me the confidence to believen in myself and motivate others. It’s shown me that not only am I capable, but proud to be me, to my full potential.


 Rachel Maguire 

What have you done in Green Pathways?

I have communicated and helped others in the group for the assignments, got the assignments in on time and learned more about the course.

How has your experience been so far? 

My experience so far is great. I met loads of friends through getting into a group to help each other and the assignments and learning about environment.

What work placement are you doing?

The work experience I am doing is as a sales assistant in my Dad's shop and I am working on the cash register and helping the customers with a product they are looking for.

Where do you hope to be in a year’s time?

Hopefully working in a retail shop as a sales assistant in the years to come.

How has Green Pathways helped you?

They have helped me to communicate to people because before I couldn’t, but now I am more able to speak to people. I am learning about the environment more and doing actives with a group to learn what we have to do to help each other.


 Kate Turner

What have you done in Green Pathways?

Worked as part of various teams and on my own, doing tasks, projects and assignments, as well as fun activities that build on skills. We have gone on a field trip to a community building under construction with a rooftop garden and then to a youth group building to talk about Green Pathways in the hope that some may consider doing the course as it would benefit them.

How has your experience been so far? 

I feel that my experience so far has been very positive, fun and challenging. I have learned a lot and grown more confident in myself and my abilities. Everyone has been so welcoming and we’ve gotten on very well, which has made the work less daunting and drab and more engaging.

What work placement are you doing?

I am an intern in a photographic studio. I love photography and I have gained experience in many areas since.

Where do you hope to be in a year’s time?

I hope to be working in either the photography industry or the environmental industry or a combination of the two.

How has Green Pathways helped you?

I have grown more confident in myself and my abilities. I have identified my skills with the help of the tutors and the tasks/activities we have done together. Working in groups of different sizes and with different people has increased my communication and assertiveness skills. I have gained invaluable business knowledge, which I am putting into practice and expanding upon in my work placement.


 Amy Corr 

How has your experience been so far? 

My experience so far has been great; I have learned a lot and have met loads of new people.

What work placement you are doing?

Working in Coldwell Banker Property Mgt. I have been in charge of changing the computer system from Acquaint to Blackman.

Where do you hope to be in a year’s time?

In a full-time job.

How has Green Pathways helped you?

Green Pathways has helped me by refreshing my business skills and updating my CV.


 Fiachra Mc Namara

What have you done in Green Pathways?

The Green Leader’s course. My ultimate goal is organising a market placement at the end of the semester.

How has your experience been so far? 

Positive. The group I was with were very easy to work alongside.

What work placement you are doing?

Volunteer in Focus Ireland.

Where you hope to be in a year’s time?

Working in the area of Social Justice or studying for my law exams.

How has Green Pathways has helped you?

Has helped me greatly improve my CV.


 Leona Darker 

What have you done in Green Pathways?

I helped prepare the Young Environmentalist Awards in the Mansion House and I brought a 3rd class group to Merrion Square Park.

How has your experience been so far? 

I think it’s been a good experience so far.

What work placement are you doing?

I am doing my work placement with ECO-UNESCO and I will be doing the Summer Camp.

Where you hope to be in a year’s time?

I hope to either be in further education or have a job.

How has Green Pathways has helped you?

It has helped me doing CVs and doing my work placement here.

 

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