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By bonfire - 30 May 2005 6

Interesting – I wonder if Mr Bruford is one of the young Canberrans involved.

Title : YOUNG CANBERRANS REMOVING GRAFFITI AND LEARNING JOB SKILLS
Minister : John Hargreaves

105/05 Monday 30 May 2005

YOUNG CANBERRANS REMOVING GRAFFITI AND LEARNING JOB SKILLS

Fifteen young unemployed Canberrans will today commence a program
where they will be helping to remove graffiti while gaining valuable
training and useful employment skills.

Urban Services Minister John Hargreaves said the Graffiti Youth
Employment Program helps remove graffiti while at the same time
benefiting young people.

“The program is run in conjunction with the Canberra Institute of
Technology and each year gives 45 unemployed Canberrans new skills as
they remove graffiti,” Mr Hargreaves said.

“The program runs three times a year and requires participants to work
for a minimum of 24-hours a week with Government contractors removing
graffiti and attend a class-based element training component at the CIT
which includes both theoretical and practical perspectives on graffiti
reduction.

“On successful completion of the course, participants are awarded a
Statement of Attainment in Graffiti Reduction, which is a nationally
recognised qualification.

“Some of the participants also obtain permanent employment with the
ACT Government’s contractors in graffiti removal, as well as in other
areas such as horticultural maintenance.”

CIT Course Convenor John Bromilow said the Program covers a wide range
of subjects.

“The class content of the course covers different graffiti removal
techniques, Government policy on graffiti, environmental protection
issues, occupational health and safety, and the social impact of
graffiti on the community. The course also requires participants to
demonstrate the practical skills they have learnt and to complete a
theory test,” Mr Bromilow said.

Editor’s Note: To photograph the graffiti removal team at work or
interview members of the Graffiti Youth Employment Program contact John
Bromilow on 0418 211 152 BEFORE MIDDAY TODAY.

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6 Responses to
graffiti removal program
Thumper 8:15 am 31 May 05

It must be remembered that this program only applies to government owned property. So, if, as it appears, the graffiti is on non government property, then it will not be removed.

Its all in the lack of details.

Cheers

che 1:26 pm 30 May 05

NTP is renowned for the corniness of his jokes

but every once in a while a diamond is found in the coal

RandomGit 1:20 pm 30 May 05

Oh no, don’t get me wrong. I laughed quite loud.

Nik_the_Pig 1:10 pm 30 May 05

Lame I know but I couldn’t resist

RandomGit 12:58 pm 30 May 05

Nik, you’re such a card!

Nik_the_Pig 12:44 pm 30 May 05

Don’t young Labor have a similar scheme? Oh no, my mistake that was a Graffiti Creation program wasn’t it.

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