New program to help youth
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 firstname.lastname@example.org