The year nine students presented their findings and recommendations on a range of road topics, including truck and motorcycle safety and licence testing for elderly drivers. 

Broadening Horizons is an initiative that brings organisations and schools across Gippsland together to give secondary school students the chance to undertake a real-world learning project over the course of a school term and boost their education and employment aspirations. 

The students work with mentors from RRV and the Department of Transport to hone their skills and work on a transport-themed project. 

RRV Regional Director (Eastern) Sara Rhodes-Ward said 2019 marked the fifth year that RRV had worked in partnership with Traralgon College on the program. 

“We are incredibly pleased to be part of a program that supports local youth and assists them in making decisions about post-secondary pathways. The program helps us to develop and inspire a new generation of road experts that will take the baton from us in years to come,” Ms Rhodes-Ward said.

“The students presented their projects and we were very impressed with the thought, effort and innovation that went into it, with groups going as far as preparing a sample television commercial and a road model featuring safety barriers made from recycled tyres.”

image showing students who have completed the Broadening Horizons Program 2019
Traralgon College students Dylan and Jet with their mentor, Adam Lancaster and RRV’s Regional Engagement Manager, Lorisse Dart.