GOT Drive

Posted on 15/07/2019 by Briar Smith

Tumu Timbers would like to congratulate Aisake Nu’u on getting his Restricted Drivers Licence and Taka his Full Drivers Licence through our GOT Drive Program! One of Tumu Timbers many initiatives are to support employees to obtain the correct drivers licence, in doing so Tumu Timbers has facilitated a partnership with the Got Drive Trust allowing Timbers and Frame & Truss employees to progress onto their next driving licence.

The GOT Drive Trust operates on the east coast of... New Zealand to deliver needs based driver licensing programs to communities, the focus of the trust is on individuals who have the driving experience to sit the next licence (whether that be restricted or a full licence) but don’t necessarily have the time, means, connections or resources to organise it. 

The Trust provide funded opportunity for a participant to have up to 3 lessons plus an additional lesson immediately prior to the test, all free of charge to the individual. They also provide a vehicle during the lessons and the test, something that’s often a barrier to some. The only cost the individual needs to cover is that of the test itself.

Some of our really empowering success stories include participants who have been sitting on their current licence from 3 years up to 20 years!