This program is run by the PCYC in Blackwater and works with disadvantaged youth to improve road safety and build community resilience. It was identified that many youths in the region had work related qualifications but were unable to work due to a lack of a licence. The WorkPac Group provided a specially equipped vehicle that was used to work with at risk people to support them through the mandatory 100 hours learner logbook requirements. The PCYC then matched volunteer mentors to spend time with the students and help them get their drivers licence. This in turn has made it possible for many of them to gain employment in the local region as well as significantly addressing the skills shortage.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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