Further funding of $90,000 has been approved for a local program which helps young people to gain skills which may lead to employment, Assisting Justice Minister Kevin Minson announced today.
The Rockingham/Kwinana Auto Skills Training Program is one of 13 programs run by non-Government organisations around the State to receive a 12-month extension of funding from the Justice Ministry's Juvenile Justice Division.
The Perth TQ Car Club sponsors the Rockingham/Kwinana workshop-based Skills Training Program which the additional funds will support.
The program aims to develop the skills of young people to a level that will improve their chances of gaining employment or further training.
"This training scheme has been very successful in giving workshop training and recreational options for young people who have offended or are at risk of offending," Mr Minson said.
"The scheme works so well because of the level of support provided by volunteers, local businesses, the Rockingham Police and the Ministry."
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