SIRCLES empowered 286 trainees in biowaste management and green and social entrepreneurship
June 15, 2023
SIRCLES training programme on hard skills in circular economy empowered a total of 286 trainees from Jordan, Lebanon, Spain, Italy, Palestine, and Tunisia by providing them with training in biowaste management and circular economy practices. These training programs focused on hard skills in circular economy and biowaste management, as well as green and social entrepreneurship. Based on surveys conducted at the end of the training programme, the positive feedback from the trainees indicated significant personal and professional development resulting from the training. The outcomes of the SIRCLES training were equally impressive. Trainees expressed satisfaction in acquiring skills for green jobs (96%) and an increased belief in the value of circular economy practices for sustainable development (98%).
Amongst these 286 trainees, 166 have been employed by the pilot projects in the partner countries. Education and Work Foundation in Catalonia employed 11 workers, while NTUA and Organization Earth in Greece had 18 workers. House of Water and Environment in Palestine employed 17 workers, while EDAMA in Jordan employed 8 workers. The Rene Moawad Foundation in Lebanon employed 25 workers, Tunisia Eco-Tourism in Tunisia employed the highest number of workers with 80, and finally CIC Consorzio Italiano Compostatori in Italy employed 7 workers. These workers applied what they had previously learned during the training sessions in their new jobs.
SIRCLES project has made a substantial impact on trainees by equipping them with valuable skills for the green job market and instilling a deeper understanding of circular economy practices. Furthermore, the project has fostered a sense of empowerment, belonging, and increased social acceptance among participants. With the knowledge and skills acquired, these trainees are now better positioned to contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious society.