Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Puketapapa Community Driving School
We are all aware that assisting our young people and our migrants to get their drivers license, and to move through the graduated drivers licensing system, is a huge step towards becoming more employable.
Over the past year the Puketapapa Local Board have been supporting young people to gain their L license and we have seen over 120 young people go through training and gain their license.
We have also seen a huge demand by migrants, refugees, young mums and families who are wanting support to gain their licenses.
As a result of this demand, the team at Project PETER have made it one of our priorities to develop a sustainable, community based driver training programme/enterprise/school/project. We want to be able to support people through to their full license, and will focus on the Learners Theory test, and community based mentoring through to the Restricted Practical test, and onto the Full if needed.
We have begun to get together the different people and organisations across our community who are interested in Driver Licensing, so that we can coordinate better the resources that we have, and then design together the best type of driver training support that our community needs.
Coming soon we will have the next round of subsidised L training and testing - email us if you'd like to stay in touch, and keep an eye on this blog for more information.
We are also creating a working group to meet together for 6-8 weeks to develop our community wide driving school concept. If you would like to be a part of this group please let us know, meetings will commence mid April.
Our team have been drawing on the expertise from organisations across Puketapapa, across NZ and from governmental departments and NGO's who have driver licensing as their core business. We are really excited about pulling together all of these insights into a 'one stop shop' specific to our diverse community.
Watch this space!