On the 16th of May2018, Bridging the Gap celebrated the launch of the Career Readiness for Young Parents Program on the Mandurah foreshore. The Minister for Social Services, the Honourable Dan Tehan MP and the Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie MP attended the celebration to launch the program. Approximately 50 guests from local Mandurah and Rockingham agencies attended the launch along with Board and staff members from Bridging the Gap.
The Career Readiness for Young Parents is an innovative new program run by Bridging the Gap in both Mandurah and Rockingham and it aims to help young parents 25 years and under who have been on parenting payments since teenagers to become career ready. The program assists young parents with their self-development, health and wellbeing and their career development. More information on the Career Readiness for Young Parents program is located on the Bridging the Gap website.
Commercial cookery students from Empyrean supplied a delicious range of baked goods for morning tea. Local journalists were in attendance from both the Mandurah Mail and the Coastal Times (please see link to both articles below).