On the road to a licence

Toby Hawley, Lyndal Robb, Harry Yapp, Taliah Davis, Cheyenne Stokes-Hicks, Ashley Hamlin, Katherine Cuming, Kieran Collits, Darren Nolan, Shanae Reedy and Tailha Cobb.
Toby Hawley, Lyndal Robb, Harry Yapp, Taliah Davis, Cheyenne Stokes-Hicks, Ashley Hamlin, Katherine Cuming, Kieran Collits, Darren Nolan, Shanae Reedy and Tailha Cobb.

Young people in Forbes are benefiting from improved access to driver training opportunities with Birrang Learner Driver Program, thanks to a funding boost from the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation.

The five-week program, on this month, aims to to help young people obtain their driving license and improve their employment prospects.

Jason Jones from Coca-Cola Amatil nominated Birrang Enterprise Development because of his personal connection with the work they do in Forbes.

“It is crucial in regional NSW to be able to drive, not only for employment opportunities, but also as a valuable social tool to help build confidence and a sense of freedom,” he said. 

“I’m proud to support Birrang’s Driver Licensing Program to help remove key barriers to obtaining a license for our local Aboriginal youth, empowering them to access education, employment and training opportunities.”

The course is run by driving instructor and training officer Lyndal Robb. 

“We spend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning in class learning. It’s a wonderful program,” she said.

Birrang offers training and related services to Aboriginal people in NSW. Contact them on 6361 9511.