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?

"I loved being linked with an expert from industry and being able to take students into the 'real world'..."

These words are from a Teacher who took part in a Beacon activity called a Collaborative Classroom. It's when Teachers and a range of industry representatives come together to create a lesson plan and agree to deliver this 'Business Blackboard' together in a classroom.

And this event was a big one! Held in Adelaide, it involved 13 Teachers from five schools and 14 industry reps - from sectors like the Arts, Banking, Health & Fitness and natural resource management and HR.

Their job was to co-design a lesson involving a 'real world' example - something to get secondary students excited about and engaged in studying maths, science, art, geography and community studies.

After just one day long worship, the groups came up with 11 detailed lesson plans which will be delivered in SA schools in term one 2018.

Adelaide Secondary School Of English
Bowden Brompton Community School
Findon High School
Thebarton Senior College
Woodville High School Official
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I loved being linked with an expert from industry and being able to take students into the real world...

These words are from a Teacher who took part in a Beacon activity called a Collaborative Classroom. Its when Teachers and a range of industry representatives come together to create a lesson plan and agree to deliver this Business Blackboard together in a classroom.

And this event was a big one! Held in Adelaide, it involved 13 Teachers from five schools and 14 industry reps - from sectors like the Arts, Banking, Health & Fitness and natural resource management and HR.

Their job was to co-design a lesson involving a real world example - something to get secondary students excited about and engaged in studying maths, science, art, geography and community studies.

After just one day long worship, the groups came up with 11 detailed lesson plans which will be delivered in SA schools in term one 2018.

Adelaide Secondary School Of English
Bowden Brompton Community School
Findon High School
Thebarton Senior College
Woodville High School Official
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