On top of the success of the pilot program, Steplight has been busy setting up a number of new Y Green programs. The largest Y Green program to-date, operated by MTC Work Solutions in Western Sydney, will be targeting the completion of up to 4,000 home sustainability assessments across seven local government areas. The program received funding from the Federal Government’s Jobs Fund and over the next two years will train around 180 young people in home sustainability assessment. In fact, the first group of students have already finished their training and have commenced conducting assessments in the Penrith City Council local government area.
Another Y Green program also commenced in November in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Thanks to the support of TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute, Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers and Ballina Shire Council, assessments are now underway in the suburbs of Wollongbar and Alstonville.