Young people living in Bunbury will be among those put on the road to employment through a reinvigorated youth driver program announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
The initiative will give participants aged 16 to 25 years who are based in the South-West city, the mentorship and supervised driving practice necessary to get their provisional licence starting with obtaining a learner’s permit.
A dedicated co-ordinator will oversee the program, which is designed to remove barriers to getting a driver’s licence.
The program is targeted to disadvantaged youth living in Bunbury and participants will be referred to the program via partner agencies.
It is expected the program will increase employment prospects, with additional support to be provided to help participants secure jobs.
The end-to-end driver licensing program is supported by the WA Government through the Department of Justice and South West Development Commission, and delivered by local community organisation Investing In Our Youth.
Source: WA Government