Canberra PCYC & Wakefield Park Raceway

Canberra PCYC and Wakefield Park Raceway have joined forces for a new “trial” project, working with young people attending Canberra PCYC Diversionary programs providing, valuable work experience and mentoring to disengaged youths.

The Project, will see young people on Canberra PCYC programs, attend the Wakefield Park Raceway on a number of designated days, where they will be provided work experience onsite, provided experience in all aspects of the raceway. This will range from track maintenance to office support.

The Project is the brainchild of The Wakefield Parker Raceways Operations Manager Dean Chapman, who said “it is about giving these kids a chance to receive some positive role modelling and to gain skills and knowledge on the motoring industry”. He said he believes in giving a young person the opportunity to engage in healthy outdoor activities and to see if this is the type of career, they can see themselves doing in the future.

Cheryl O’Donnell – Executive Manager for Canberra PCYC said “she is thrilled to be partnering with Dean and Wakefield Park Raceway for this trial and that it is amazing to have such a well-known business in the region with the same sort of passion to support these young people to a positive future. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship Dean and the team at Wakefield Park Raceway, in being able to give these young people an opportunity to learn these new skills.

Canberra PCYC support over 600 young people and families each year and projects like this one are a vital component of ensuring young people are provided the best opportunities in life.

It is about being able to show these young people, there are so many great people out there, willing to give up their time to support them to a positive future.

Canberra PCYC, Executive Manager Cheryl O’Donnell are available for further information

Media contact: Cheryl O’Donnell: 0342 637 179 Ph: 6296 7822 E:

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