Elanora Police Beat are working with PCYC to bring ‘Braking the Cycle’ to Southern Gold Coast.
‘Braking the cycle’ is a free program to assist young people, particularly if disengaged or disadvantaged, to get enough hours up to get their drivers licences.
Learners are required to have 100 hours before they can go for their licence and for families without a car, limited finances and sometimes with no support, this can be quite difficult.
Having a drivers licence opens up more opportunities for young people to get to further education and also employment opportunities.
Public transport options are limited to buses on southern Gold Coast so the need for a licence is greater.
Police are also seeking expressions of interest from volunteers to assist with the program and any businesses interested in providing sponsorship. Volunteers will need to have or be able to obtain a Blue Card and will undergo an induction process. There are no special skills needed except perhaps a bit of patience.
It is hoped that the program will be up and running by the end of September 2017. Any inquires can be made to me, Senior Constable Kurt Foessel, at the Elanora Police Beat on 55698 488 or email Foessel.KurtK@police.qld.gov.au or Karl Taleni at Nerang PCYC on 5578 2227.
Further information on Braking the Cycle can be found here.