New funding for Logan program that helps young job-seekers gain a driver's licence
The Logan Police-Citizens Youth Club has secured Queensland Government funding for the next three years to support the successful Braking the Cycle program.
The program helps young people get their driver’s licence, removing one of the major barriers to employment for young jobseekers with limited means of transport. It links volunteer mentors with disadvantaged young learner drivers who might not have access to a supervisor or registered vehicle to complete the 100 hours before getting a licence.
Logan PCYC is among 14 clubs securing funds from the Queensland Government. It will receive $320,718 over three years to buy a new vehicle and cover operational costs including insurance and fuel for learner drivers.
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer Phil Schultz said PCYC Braking the Cycle was developed by the Ipswich and Logan branches in 2011 to help learners clock-up the driving hours they require to take their driving test.
“The 100-hour pre-testing requirement can place enormous stress on young people and act as a significant barrier to getting a licence and then having the opportunity to engage in employment,” Mr Schultz said.
“By investing in young motorists before they obtain their licence, this program also helps to ensure safer driver and safer roads for the future.”
If you’re a learner requiring support or interested in becoming a mentor with Braking the Cycle contact Logan PCYC:
Phone: 3442 1700
Or just drop in and speak with a Braking the Cycle team member.