Staff members from Beaufort Secondary College have thrown their support behind young learner drivers in the Pyrenees Shire, signing on as volunteer mentors for Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network’s (CGLLEN) TAC L2P Program.
Teachers, Jarrod Collins, Anne Henry, Andrew Hooper and principal, Karl Schier, recently completed their mentor training, making them eligible to sit beside TAC L2P Program participants and supervise their drives.
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the TAC, managed by the Department of Transport and coordinated by CGLLEN in Ararat, Stawell, Beaufort and St Arnaud. The initiative is free for eligible young leaners between 16 and 21 years of age and matches them with a fully licensed volunteer mentor and practice vehicle to help them gain driving experience
CGLLEN TAC L2P Program Coordinator, Penny Walton-Bourke said the recent training session at Beaufort Secondary College would provide a huge boost for the delivery of L2P in the Pyrenees Shire.
“While the Pyrenees Shire isn’t within the Central Grampians region, CGLLEN delivers the TAC L2P Program here for the benefit of young people in Beaufort and surrounding areas,” she said.
“Thanks to the newly trained staff at Beaufort Secondary College, we will be able to accept more learners into the program who, for a variety of reasons, have limited access to a supervising driver or vehicle.
“We are extremely grateful to Jarrod, Anne, Andrew and Karl for completing the L2P training and look forward to matching them up with some eager young learners in the months ahead.”
Anyone interested in becoming a mentor for CGLLEN’S TAC L2P Program in Ararat, Stawell, Beaufort or St Arnaud can contact Penny on 0418 535 478 for more information.
PHOTO: Beaufort Secondary College staff, Jarrod Collins, Anne Henry, Karl Schier and Andrew Hooper are now fully qualified TAC L2P Program mentors after completing training through the Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network.