Beacon programs are delivered to students in Years 7-12, more specifically targeting students in years 9-12, in schools with an ICSEA* of less than 1,000.
Our programs connect industry and community volunteers with students and are delivered either in the classroom or on-site with host businesses. The connection students experience with volunteers provides the opportunity for young people to understand what the world of work really looks like.
We know that these types of programs – delivered face-to-face, and adapted to online when required, combine career awareness with activities that increase career knowledge, connections and confidence, accelerating the transition from school to meaningful employment or education (FYA 2018).
Beacon Facilitators guide students through activities which empower them to identify their skills and strengths, giving them confidence to transition to further education, training or employment.
If you are interested in a Beacon program for your school please complete the Expression of Interest.
*ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students