A LITTLE SUPPORT CAN GO A LONG WAY
MIGRANT INFORMATION CENTRE
GOOD NEWS STORY
Every school holidays, Migrant Information Centre Eastern Melbourne (MIC) conducts the Changing Gears program for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, aiming to assist them with the process of obtaining the Victorian Learner’s permit. MIC is jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Centre of Adult Education.
This program supports participants each step of the way, starting from educating young people on Victorian road rules to conducting simulated practice tests and then finally taking them to the actual test at a local VicRoads customer service centre. Participants who successfully obtain their Learner’s permit then receive ten subsidized driving lessons and ultimately get connected to a local L2P program.
Biak Tha Sung Biak participated in the Changing Gears Program in 2015 and successfully obtained her Learner’s permit. This enabled Biak to proceed with getting driving lessons which eventually led to her obtaining her probationary license. To top it off, Biak bought a nice little car which has helped her secure employment.
(Biak with her new car and green P plates)
For more information go to www.miceastmelb.com.au or connect us with Facebook using
MIC YouthTeam. MIC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
For more information go to www.dss.gov.au