Education & Employment

Christchurch Community Driver Mentor Programme

Christchurch Community Driver Mentoring Programme

The Christchurch Community Driver Mentoring Programme has just won the Community Initiative of the Year category at the 2015 Deloitte Energy Excellent Awards! To read about the award click here.

This programme was specifically developed by the Transport Agency and AA to run in partnership with selected communities identified with particular driver development needs.
 
Learner drivers need experience to drive safely and progress to their restricted licence. The purpose of the Community Driver Mentor Programme is two-fold:

•    To address barriers for learner drivers between the ages of 16-24 seeking to get their restricted licences, such as access to suitable vehicles, mentors and practice.
•    To develop safe learner driver. 

The Community Driver Mentor Programme matches learner drivers, who do not have access to a driving mentor, with experienced drivers who volunteer to supervise the learners driving and help them become safer on our roads
 
The Salvation Army Education and Employment is hosting the programme under its U Build for the Rebuild arm, for the Christchurch community. The first programme is successfully underway, launched on the 22nd July 2014. Each programme runs for 12 weeks.
 
For more information, please contact the Christchurch Community Mentor Driving Coordinator Keran Tsering on 021709341 or by email.