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