What we do at Beacon

We are working to create an Australia that understands, cares and is motivated to support young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. We build connections between industry, education and the community to create real world education in schools that is relevant and engaging for young people in the 21st century.

Our Vision

To reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce.

Our Mission

To revolutionise school education.

Our History

The Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provides them. Beacon focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace.

Beacon will assist over 15,000 young Australians from just over 140 schools and communities in 2017.

Whats happening?

Many local businesses support their communities by getting involved with Beacon's work readiness activities.

Students at Dover, Huonville and Woodbridge schols in southern Tasmania are benefiting from a cash injection from Huon Valley Community Bank Branches.

The funds are supporting the provision of High Impact Programs (HIPs) in those schools. HIPs are day long workshops in which facilitators and business volunteers work with individual students to develop employability and 21st Century skills. Things like first impressions, personal brand, networking, communication, team work, time management and resume analysis.

Industry representatives share their career journeys and motive participants to recognise their own potential and aspirations.

Jordan Lovell (centre in the photo) presented Beacon's Tasmanian Manager Nick Probert (left) and HIP facilitator Rich Morrow with the cheque at Dover.

Jordan has taken part in a number of HIPs as a volunteer mentor.

One Year 9 student had this to say after taking part in a program,

"It's taught me a lot about what the workplace is like. It has helped me improve my confidence."

Beacon thanks the Huon Valley Community Bank for its support.
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Many local businesses support their communities by getting involved with Beacons work readiness activities.

Students at Dover, Huonville and Woodbridge schols in southern Tasmania are benefiting from a cash injection from Huon Valley Community Bank Branches. 

The funds are supporting the provision of High Impact Programs (HIPs) in those schools. HIPs are day long workshops in which facilitators and business volunteers work with individual students to develop employability and 21st Century skills. Things like first impressions, personal brand, networking, communication, team work, time management and resume analysis.

Industry representatives share their career journeys and motive participants to recognise their own potential and aspirations.

Jordan Lovell (centre in the photo) presented Beacons Tasmanian Manager Nick Probert (left)  and HIP facilitator Rich Morrow with the cheque at Dover.

Jordan has taken part in a number of HIPs as a volunteer mentor.

One Year 9 student had this to say after taking part in a program,

Its taught me a lot about what the workplace is like. It has helped me improve my confidence.

Beacon thanks the Huon Valley Community Bank for its support.
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