EP TOUR: WCYCS chief executive Joanne Clarke, Opposition Leader Steven Marshall, Michael Traeger and Member for Flinders Peter Treloar. WEST Coast Youth and Community Support (WCYCS)was the highlight of Opposition Leader Steven Marshall’s whirlwind visit to the Eyre Peninsula last week.
Mr Marshall started his tour in Cednua, calling in at Coffin Bay to meet with oyster growersand then Port Lincoln on Wednesday night for a meet and greet.
He saidthe take-aways from his meeting with the oyster industry in Coffin Baywere largelypositive.
“It’s great meeting withlocal representatives of theindustry and was good to see that they are in a really positive position in regards to protecting themselves from the POM’s outbreak.”
He spent Thursday morning at WCYCS meeting and speaking with staff there before visiting Youthoria to have morning tea with some of Port Lincoln’s youth.
Hesaid meeting local youth and learning about the services WCYCS offeredwas the highlight of his trip.
“I learned heaps about what they’re doing with early intervention programs and education,” Mr Marshall said.
WCYCS Joanne Clarke said it was a “pleasure” to host Mr Marshall and discuss some of their programs with him.
“Mick Treager and myselfwere able to discuss Kirsty legacyand share her vision of what a MentallyFit EP could look like and the importance of locals supporting locals,” she said.
Mr Marshallon his visit to Youthoria said it was amazing to see the community support afacility that could help young people get workplace skills and training.
“There aren’t many places like this, so to see it and see it working so well is great,” he said.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar was with Mr Marshall on his tourand theyspent time at Youthoriatalking with young peopleand staff.
“We were all very proud to show off our successfulsocial enterprise Youthoria – this project is a real life working example oftraining and employment outcomes in action,” Mrs Clarke said .
”The visit was an excellent opportunity to showcase all of these thingsand enable young people to share their stories with a political leader,which helps them to feel valued and have their voices heard.”
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