New pro­gram to help youth

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day PCYC will be start­ing the Triple L Pro­gram (Learn­ers, Life Skills and Li­cence) this month.

Two rounds of the course will be held at the PCYC from March 24-28 and April 28 to May 2.

There are 25 po­si­tions avail­able on the course which is made up of eight hours of life skills and a 4.5 hour learner li­cence ses­sion in­clud­ing the driver the­ory test.

Projects and pro­grams co-or­di­na­tor Grainne Newell said the pro­gram was pos­si­ble thanks to a suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion to the NRMAIn­surance Com­mu­nity Grants fund­ing.

“With re­ceipt of the grant we have been funded to pay for par­tic­i­pants learner li­cence, driver the­ory test and PCYC mem­ber­ship,” she said.

“This makes the pro­gram com­pletely free for 25 par­tic­i­pants.”

The course ses­sions will cover sub­jects such as bud­get­ing and time man­age­ment, in­ter­view skills, CV writ­ing skills, healthy liv­ing, ba­sic first aid aware­ness and drug and al­co­hol aware­ness.

Par­tic­i­pants will also learn about ba­sic car main­te­nance, fa­tigue and driver safety aware­ness, con­se­quences of un­li­censed or il­le­gal driv­ing, learner li­cens­ing and road rules be­fore com­plet­ing a learner’s road rules test. Ms Newell said the 2014 NRMA In­sur­ance Com­mu­nity Grants fund­ing opened on March 1, and en­cour­aged other com­mu­nity groups to ap­ply. She said the PCYC planned to ap­ply for fund­ing to con­tinue the pro­gram next year.

As­sis­tance is avail­able to help par­tic­i­pants com­plete forms and all ap­pli­ca­tions must be in by to­mor­row (Fri­day, March 7). Ap­pli­ca­tion packs can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing 4948 1144 or email­ing

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