We were thrilled to announce the successful launch of the North West Driver Mentor Program in January. The program is delivered through a partnership between Youth, Family and Community Connections and West North West Working – a significant milestone in our commitment to work collaboratively with community to provide this much needed service to young people. We extend our sincere appreciation to all those who contributed to the development and implementation in bringing this program to fruition. Over 50 community members from a wide range of organisations attended the launch to celebrate and support an important initiative for our community.

The program aims to provide young people from 16 – 24 years of age with the opportunity to obtain the 80 driving hours required to be able to sit for their provisional licence. The program will be delivered across the North West, West Coast and King Island (subject to vehicle availability). The program is funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund, an independent fund that supports and strengthens Tasmanian communities by distributing funds to those communities, and by the State Government through Jobs Tasmania. As we embark on this new chapter, we look forward to the positive impact our Driver Mentor Program will have on young people in our community to assist them to obtain their license and reach their employment and education goals. If you are aged between 16 and 24 and interested in participating in this program to increase your employability skills, please contact YFCC at www.yfcc.com.au or call 6423 6635.

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