Driver support for Clontarf boys
FREMANTLE Clontarf Academy will benefit from a funding grant to help students gain their driver’s license, providing a greater opportunity to secure employment.
Clontarf general manager for employment Marcus Harrold said a driver’s licence was essential for young Aboriginal men.
“Most forms of employment require access to transportation,” he said.
“Whether it’s attending job interviews, engaging in training or the day-to-day commuting to work, a car is critical to providing these men with consistent access to transportation, especially those who do not have access to public transport.
“It also provides these men with the independence to engage in further education, attend health-related appointments, participate in sports and social activities.”
Mr Harrold said there were significant barriers preventing many young Aboriginal people from accessing appropriate driving education and qualifications.
“Many boys in our program have difficulty accessing