A DOZEN teenagers will be given the opportunity to work towards a qualification in energy awareness.
Kirklees Council have secured funding for the courses through the European Social Fund.
And the money has been matched by Kirkburton Parish Council so that 12 youngsters can learn skills to help tackle climate change locally.
The teens will receive a City and Guilds qualification which is the first step towards a career in providing energy advice to householders.
Andrew Cooper, who is both a Kirklees and Kirkburton Parish councillor, said: “At a challenging time for young people this course offers a practical qualification in an area which could lead to a lifelong career.
“It will also equip teenagers with some of the skills they’ll need in everyday life to control their fuel bills when they set up in a home of their own.”
The course will be held at Shelley College on February 21, 22, 24 and 25 between 9.30am and 4pm.
Places are limited but youngsters who are interested and aged 16 to 19 should contact Clr Cooper on 07721 348619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org