Port Lincoln YTAP aims to continue social connections

Port Lincoln Young Tradespeople and Professionals (YTAP) recently marked one decade in the community and is determined to continue its role of creating social connections and retaining the community's young workforce.

The YTAP committee held a small celebration at Beer Garden Brewing on June 16 with current and past YTAP members invited to celebrate the group's 10th birthday.

YTAP vice president Majella Mrdjen said she had been involved since late 2015 and the group has helped people meet and make new friends.

"Being a local you can fall into the trap of only remaining in your own social circle and not socialising further," she said.

"(YTAP) is a great opportunity to get out and meet new people and reduce the social isolation you can face."

Port Lincoln YTAP has the goal of promoting social connections and networking opportunities on Lower Eyre Peninsula with the aim to reduce social isolation and retain the young skilled workforce.

YTAP plan for monthly social events and anyone wanting to meet new people are invited to come along or even join the committee.

Social media coordinator Gabrielle O'Dea said she learned about how the group could help those new to the community.

"When I moved to town I wouldn't have known anyone other than my work friends if it wasn't for YTAP," she said.

People can find out more by visiting the YTAP Port Lincoln Facebook page.