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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 […]

Keeping kids safe and well – your voices

Keeping kids safe and well – your voices is a national consultation project conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission. It seeks the views and ideas of children, young people and families with lived experience of disadvantage and vulnerability on how to keep children safe and healthy in their homes and in their communities. Their […]

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 […]

Industry Live – How to write a job-winning resume

Registrations are open! Join our next Industry Live, secure your spot today. When: Wednesday May 26 Time: 11.30am to 12.00pm AEDT (plus an optional 15 min Q&A at the end). Topic: Skills Series – How to write a Job-Winning Resume Our panellist, Anne (pictured) is a Talent Acquisition Manager at Findex. Come along and find […]

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 […]

Action Crew 7172 Awarded ABC Community Spirit Award

This week Action Crew 7172 were awarded the ABC Community Sprit Above and Beyond School Community Project Award. Collective ed. alongside the Sorell School and the Sorell Community have worked alongside the students of Action Crew 7172 to create engaging multimedia content that captures and presents the voices of the students and their community around issues […]

Youth of Sorell team up to solve global challenges on a local scale

From tackling plastic pollution to saying no to racism, no issue is too big for Action Crew 7172. Action Crew 7172 is a Collective ed. initiative in Sorell which sees students of Sorell School explore how producing short films can be used as a tool to communicate their ideas and encourage students to participate in […]

Beacon Foundation joins digital inclusion alliance to call for the closure of Tasmania’s digital divide

Lead by TasCOSS, the peak body for Tasmania’s community services industry, Beacon Foundation along with TasICT, The Smith Family, Carers Tasmania, COTA Tasmania, NILS Tasmania and Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania have joined forces and formed the Tasmanian digital inclusion alliance to urge all political leaders to commit to policies and actions that improve digital access, affordability and […]

Action Crew 7172 students featured in state wide campaign to raise funds for Beacon Foundation

Beacon Foundation are excited to announce we are one of three chosen charities in Aurora’s new Double The Plus Campaign. This means that every customer who signs up to use the aurora+ app up until May 23, 2021, gets to choose a charity that Aurora donates $30 to. Along with Beacon Foundation, the other charities […]

From a Beacon student to a MyRoad mentor

Recently, Beacon received two photos of an old Beacon brooch and a Student Ambassador Award from Selena Wang. Selena Wang is today a consultant at Ernst & Young and had just signed up for the first time as a MyRoad mentor volunteer through her work. Already in High School, Selena was part of an initiative called the Beacon Ambassador program which helped young people build leadership […]