Today Concern Australia welcomed the Minister of Crime Prevention, Natalie Hutchins, and key partners to our Braybrook workshop in North West Melbourne. The visit allowed the Minister to meet Hand Brake Turn staff and students along with employees of our fiXit social enterprise. Our guests were able to have a tour of the facilities and chat with AJ and Kevin, two young people who participated in Hand Brake Turn, were employed in our fiXit social enterprise and have recently returned to school to complete their education.
The Minister of Crime Prevention said that “The Hand Brake Turn Program allows young Victorians to channel their interest in cars into something productive, helping to keep their life on the right track.”
“The support provided through these programs helps young people build a future through employment, training and education.”
From right to left: Michael Ponchard, Social Enterprise Coordinator, Kevin, Hand Brake Turn graduate, Minister of Crime Prevention, Natalie Hutchins