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ETC staff at youth week event Braking the Cycle

Transition to Work (TtW) provider Enterprise & Training Company (ETC) is proud to have sponsored activities as part of Braking the Cycle Gold Coast official launch at Nerang PCYC during National Youth Week.

Program Coordinator Carl Taleni said Braking the Cycle aimed to provide young people with increased employment opportunities, community connection and driver education.

“The program aims to not only empower young people to get their licence, but also to break the cycle of welfare, unemployment, and anti-social behaviour,” Carl said.

Carl said young people came along to Nerang PCYC in Cayuga Street for the formal launch presentation of Braking the Cycle and then to celebrate youth week and have some fun on the driving simulators, laser tag challenge, 7metre long slide and a free sausage sizzle.

ETC TtW Operations Manager for the Gold Coast Selena Baillie said she was thrilled to have supported the event.

“Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events,” Ms Baillie said.

“Programs such as Braking the Cycle are a fantastic setting for young people to take advantage of these opportunities. It also gives us the chance to connect with and support the local youth.”

According to Ms Baillie transport was one of the biggest barriers for youth on the Gold Coast.

“I have been working with young people for a number of years now. There is a lack of public transport in the suburbs and many young people suffer by not having someone available to teach them how to drive,” Ms Baillie said.

“I am excited for Braking the Cycle and to be able to support this wonderful program on the Gold Coast”.

Transition to Work is designed to help young people aged 15-21 either return to school, engage in further study or training or gain employment.

ETC provides the TtW service in Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Palm Beach, Nerang and Coomera. For more information contact 1800 007 400 or visit www.etcltd.com.au

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia and runs Friday 8 April 2016 – Sunday 17 April 2016.

For more information about Braking the Cycle contact Carl Taleni either by phone 07 5667 8343 or email carl.taleni@pcyc.org.au.



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