Young people in the driver’s seat thanks to L2P sponsorship
Monday, 7 August 2017
Community-based learner-driver program L2P will operate at full capacity for the next two years thanks to sponsorship from local employment agency Gforce.
The L2P program pairs young people aged 16–21 with trained volunteer driving mentors in supervised driving sessions. The program aims to help young people who may not otherwise have access to a vehicle or licenced driver given their family or financial circumstances.
L2P operates across Geelong, the Bellarine, Surf Coast and Golden Plains areas and the program is currently looking for learner drivers who live in the Golden Plains Shire or Surf Coast Shire.
There are 73 active learners with 47 mentors supporting the young drivers to build the required hours as a learner to progress to getting their probationary licence.
L2P is a TAC-funded, and VicRoads-managed program which aims to provide access to driving practice for those learner drivers who may have considerable difficulty in gaining on the road experience unless a community based program is available.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply contact the L2P Project Officer at the City of Greater Geelong on 5272 4011.
Quotes attributed to City of Greater Geelong Acting Director Community Life, Dr Fiona Reidy
“Thank you to Gforce for getting on board the L2P program, their support means many more young people will be able to work towards getting their drivers licence.
“We’d like to encourage young people who are facing barriers to getting their licence to make the most of this program. So far L2P has helped 163 young people get their licence.
“We’re currently looking for learner drivers who live in the Golden Plains Shire or Surf Coast Shire.”
Quote attributed to Gforce CEO, Rob Birch
“Gforce is focused on placing more people into more jobs and the L2P program is a great way to help young people obtain important driving skills, skills that are often a pre-requisite for employment.”