Wyndham City is delighted that the Learner Driver Mentor Program has been funded for the next four years.

The State Government recently announced that the funding would continue for the VicRoads-managed Learner Driver Mentor Program project.

A review by Deloitte Access Economics found that the program improved confidence, social and behavioural outcomes for participants – and mentors had increased community connectedness and a reduced level of social isolation.

Learning City portfolio holder Cr Josh Gilligan said the WynBay L2P program operated across Wyndham and Hobsons Bay and played a vital role in assisting young learners gain confidence and driving experience towards gaining their probationary licence.

“The Wynbay L2P Program is recruiting community members to volunteer as mentor drivers,” Cr Gilligan said.

“Mentors will supervise young drivers who fi­nd it diffi­cult to meet the mandated 120 hours of driving practice due to family, economic or other circumstances.”

Cr Gilligan said the initiative helped younger people learn to become safer drivers, which improved their chances of sourcing employment and helped them gain independence to take part in more social and sporting activities across the City.

Fully-licenced mentors will be provided with a car, petrol, insurance, training and support.

To register your interest in volunteering, contact the WynBay L2P Project Offi­cer on 0487 465 687 or email l2p@lcis.org.au

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