Lifeskills Plus to add driver knowledge in 2015

Lifeskills Plus will add Driver Knowledge Test training to their program in 2015, with the help of a grant from ANZ. Pictured are local ANZ branch manager Malcolm Woods and regional Executive Timothy Cranfield together with Lifeskills Plus clients, CEO Carolyn Peek and Lifeskills Plus staff members on Tuesday.
Lifeskills Plus will add Driver Knowledge Test training to their program in 2015, with the help of a grant from ANZ. Pictured are local ANZ branch manager Malcolm Woods and regional Executive Timothy Cranfield together with Lifeskills Plus clients, CEO Carolyn Peek and Lifeskills Plus staff members on Tuesday.

For years now, Lifeskills Plus has been providing professional services to local community members with a disability and their families, and next year they’ll add wheels.

One of their services is Transition To Work (TTW) which provides a two-year support and preparation for students who have finished Year 12.

Young school leavers with a disability have found employment through this Lifeskills Plus program.

One of the new innovative programs that Lifeskills Plus will be offering to their clients next year will be their “DKT”, or Driver Knowledge Test, training program.

Concept developer and training facilitator Bob Lejeune said that this was a highly successful program when he was working in DES (Disability Employment Service) to enhance job seekers’ chances of finding a job.

“Getting your ‘L’s is the first step towards greater independence as well,” he said.

“It boosts every person’s self-esteem and allows people, especially in rural and remote regions, to fully participate in our community life.”

Lifeskills Plus’ DKT training program caught the eyes of the ANZ Seeds Of Renewal program managers.

They donated $2,000 in cash and 4/5 training tablets to the training program.

The organisation personally thanked local ANZ branch manager Malcolm Woods and regional Executive Timothy Cranfield for their contribution to the program when they dropped in for a visit on Tuesday morning.

Mr Cranfield and Mr Woods were also treated to a tour of their premises and were suitably impressed with Lifeskills Plus’ service presentation and the organisation’s Community Centre development at 13 Oporto Road.