Wheels To Work in motion

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31 January, 2020

Wheels To Work is our regional initiative as part of the Regional Employment Trails (RET) program.

Late last year the Lighthouse crew headed to Murray Bridge to deliver our GET STOKED WHEELS TO WORK workshop to young people in the Riverlands who might not normally get the chance to ride bikes and need some additional support to make the 'next step' in their lives. 

As the name suggests, it's our way of using bikes as a conduit for change for young people who are currently unemployed or underemployed. One of the main goals of Wheels To Work is to assist individuals to engage with their local community and employment networks

Words are a lovely way to tell a story, moving pictures can do so much more. Watch our latest video below to see just how important these programs are for the youth of today. 

As regional areas struggle to retain young people within the community and create meaningful employment the RET program is designed to deliver:

  • stronger connections between regional stakeholders, including employment services providers
  • tailored employment initiatives that meet local needs
  • improved awareness of local labour markets
  • the potential for improved regional employment outcomes

Our focus for the GET STOKED workshop was on teaching riding and mechanic skills as well as facilitating engagement with local employers, providing career information and the potential to connect with mentors.

To find out more about Wheels To Work or register your interest for upcoming events please email wheels2work@lighthouseyp.org

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