GFORCE TO SPONSOR GEELONG L2P
A CORPORATE sponsor has ensured a grassroots learner driver program will operate at full capacity for the next two years.
The funding from local employment agency Gforce will see the L2P program continue to provide volunteer driving mentors for youth aged 16-21 who are trying get their licence.
The program, which operates from the Bellarine across to Golden Plains, has 47 experienced mentor drivers.
Gforce chief executive Rob Birch said the initiative would help more people enter the workforce.
“The L2P program is a great way to help young people obtain important driving skills, skills that are often a pre-requisite for employment,” he said.
City of Greater Geelong community life acting director, Fiona Reidy, said L2P had helped 163 young people gain 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.”