Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) had a great morning with the volunteers from the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) programme in Waitakere. LSV is a six-week hands-on motivational and training programme for young people run by the New Zealand Defence Force on behalf of Work and Income.
This programme is for young people who are not in employment, education or training and it is designed to encourage them to think about their lives and their futures, up their job readiness, as well as build their confidence, their fitness and their discipline, to prepare them to move into a job and eventually a career.
UMS was among the twenty plus exhibitors who talked to the eighty programme participants. Tim started his LSV programme at the end of March and we are proud to say he is now a valued horticultural apprentice with UMS.