Helping to overcome the barriers
The Wheels in Motion program is designed to assist disadvantaged and at risk youth between the ages of 16 and 25, to overcome a major barrier to employment and further education, by assisting them to attain the required 75 hours for a Provisional licence.
This program targets young people:
Who live/work/study in the Gawler and Light area
without an accessible, appropriate vehicle in the household where they live
or without regular access to a licensed supervising driver
those who can demonstrate that being P licensed would immediately improve their employment or education opportunities will receive some priority.
Wheels in Motion pre-program components:
All wishing to join the WIM Gawler Program must complete the "register your Interest" section on the website. You will then be sent information about the program, and the necessary forms to complete which must be returned together with a copy of your learners permit (both back and front) and a summary of the hours you have already completed.
After returning the forms, you will be sent details of our licensed driving instructor. It is your responsibility to contact him. All participants will partake in a lesson with our Driving Instructor before joining the mentors. Depending on the level of experience, more lessons may be required.
WIM provides a vehicle and volunteer mentor to supervise the learner’s driving. Our mentors are not Driving Instructors, they simply guide as a parent would. Sessions are 1–2 hours, starting and finishing at Café Nova Gawler. (local railway and school collection may be arranged if required)