Creating path to employment

By: yourtown 10 Feb 2014 Blog, BoysTown

A BoysTown program helping disadvantaged young people in Logan gain work experience is also benefitting the community.


In five days, eight young people, one machine and over 35 volunteers built 1.8 kilometres of mountain bike trail in Cornubia State Park, south of Brisbane.

The project is a partnership with BoysTown, Logan City Council, Logan City Trails Alliance and South East Queensland Trails Alliance.

The young people involved have been given paid work and practical skills that will give them valuable on the job training and work experience.

Over the last 10 years BoysTown has employed about 1500 young people in these types of enterprises and about 75 per cent of those have exited into open and sustainable employment.

Twenty one year old Karmyn Fleming is one of the young people who picked up new skills.

It's different; I'm not used to working outside. It'll be something else for my resume, so that'll be good - I need it. Karmyn Fleming


Excitingly, the project was also featured on ABC News.

View ABC Story here.

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