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ATEL vehicle keeping people safe on the road


ATEL vehicle keeping people safe on the road

MVSRG is grateful for the generous donation of a dual control car from ATEL Employment Services in 2019.

MVSRG was assisted 72 learner drivers to undertake 287 driving lessons over the past two years, thanks to financial support from the Department of Home Affairs and other donors.

However, new settlers need to gain much more experience before applying for their P- plates.  This is where the donated vehicle from ATEL has been greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the Driving Committee who has coordinated both settlers, driving lessons and mentors to assist with driving practice.

A memorandum of understanding with Wodonga Senior Secondary College enabled refugee students to receive driving lessons during school hours with highly skilled professional driver instructors.

Whilst this donated vehicle from ATEL received little use during 2020 due to restrictions on volunteering and closures of schools, including Wodonga Senior Secondary College, we are pleased that this valuable resource is now receiving lots of use.

Thanks also to Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council who has sponsored professional training for some multi lingual new settlers to increase the pool of skilled mentors assisting with driving practice.