Media releases

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Beacon says community involvement vital to creating a job ready generation in our schools

Beacon Foundation is working with young people, schools, businesses and communities right across the State to create a job-ready generation of young Tasmanians. Beacon CEO Scott Harris said the school attendance figures in today’s Mercury were disappointing but not unexpected. “We know the last 15 months have been hard on everyone, but they’ve been particularly hard on […]

Our children can have a rewarding career, right here

A new partnership with the Beacon Foundation will provide foundational career skills training for regional high school students, including one group who toured the Trevallyn Power Station today and got to speak with career mentors. This $60,000 partnership over three years will fund workshops and events that give regional students an understanding of what it […]

Beacon welcomes federal budget investment in apprentices, but more needs to be done to help prepare kids for the workforce

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, 12 May Beacon welcomes federal budget investment in apprentices, but more needs to be done to help prepare kids for the workforce Beacon is leading the way in Tasmania to help young Tasmanians become the next generation of apprentices and trainees in the State. Beacon’s Chief Operating Officer, Kath McCann, welcomed the […]

Major conference to discuss the future of education and the role of the community

Some of the State’s leading education experts will gather in Hobart this week to talk about the future of education in Tasmania. The conference will be hosted by the Beacon Foundation and will focus on the role the community plays in supporting young people both at school and once they finish. Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, […]

Tassie teen wins Be@Connected competition to interview Tim Paine, Australian Test Cricket Captain

Grade 7 student Nayton Martelli has been named winner of the Beacon Foundation’s Be@Connected Competition and will interview Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine, in the final episode of Be@Connected. The 12 episodes series has proven a winner to students across Australia who have been able to watch conversations with prominent speakers like the Australian […]