Entries by Michelle Mizzen

North West business leaders a Beacon to Burnie High students

Beacon is working with local North-West businesses to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said representatives from advanced manufacturing, agriculture, education and mining businesses were spending today helping Burnie High School students get excited about finding a job they love in some of the State’s fastest growing sectors.

IPH announces $500,000 partnership with Beacon Foundation to support disadvantaged students in Australia

IPH has today announced a flagship community partnership with Australian not-for-profit organisation Beacon Foundation. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind for IPH, with the Group committing $500,000 over a five-year period to support Beacon Foundation in fulfilling its mission of improving educational and employment outcomes for young Australians.

North West business leaders a Beacon to Marist students

North West business leaders a Beacon to Marist students. Beacon is working with local North-West businesses to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians. Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said representatives of local construction businesses were spending today helping Marist students get excited about finding a job they love in one of the State’s fastest growing sectors.

Beacon helps students get a GrIPP on a job in the renewable energy sector

Beacon is working with some of Tasmania’s fastest growing industries to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said one of the fastest growing industries was renewable energy.

“The Growth Industry Preparation Program (or GrIPP) shows students what opportunities there are for them in five of the fastest growing industries in Tasmania and today we’ve got 16 students from Brooks High School and Prospect High School learning about the amazing range of different careers in the renewable energy sector,” Mr Harris said.

Beacon shows students a farming future

Today, students have visited three remarkable farms in the Derwent Valley – Glenelg Estate, Curringa Farm and Hansen Orchards. There are huge opportunities in farming and we see it as one of the five biggest growth areas in Tasmania along with building and construction, tourism and hospitality, advanced manufacturing, aged and community service.

Tourism icons mentor students at Beacon workshop

Beacon is working with some of Tasmania’s fastest growing industries to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said at workshop today, some of the tourism industry’s biggest names would sit down with students to show them the amazing opportunities in the industry.