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What if every day was “take your dog to work” day? Our next Industry Live explores careers working with animals and outdoors.

What if every day was “take your dog to work” day?  It’s possible. In our next Industry Live we’re exploring careers where you get to work with animals as well as jobs outdoors.  Join us on October 15 2020 1 pm – 2 pm AEDT where you’ll meet: Nicole and Zorro – Dog handler and […]

George Town announces the winners of their bumper sticker competition

Beacon are proud of all of our Collective ed. communities and the great work that they are doing. Today, the George Town site, through their Future Impact Group (FIG) shared the exciting news announcing the winners of their community pride bumper sticker art competition. The competition invited community members to design seven themed bumper stickers […]

How a MyRoad mentor gave Nickiera new insights into a future career in science

Nickiera is a Year 10 student at Keysborough College Banksia Campus in Victoria. Nickiera and a group of students recently participated in a MyRoad mentor session hosted by Beacon Foundation. Nickiera had the opportunity to meet Pamela D’Netto who is a Senior Speech Pathologist at Queensland Health. We asked Nickiera about her experience joining a […]

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Actor, writer and comedian Luke McGregor confirmed to join Industry Live

Fancy a career in the spotlight or perhaps working behind the scenes to create some of the TV, films and media we love to watch?  There are many exciting roles in these industries that we explored our Industry Live on 10 Sept 2020 at 11.30am-12.30pm AEST. The topic was “Careers on and off screen” and […]

Finding their Place – live streamed event for businesses

Beacon are proud to be working alongside Burnie Works, North-West Industry Training Hub and business in Tasmania’s North West and on the Central Coast to deliver ‘Finding their Place’. This outcome focused campaign is a call to industry to offer VET placements to local year 11/12 students who will need to undertake a VET placement […]

“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries”

We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. This is her story.  “It was my teacher actually who told me about Beacon’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and suggested I should apply to join. It’s a new group with seven students from across Tasmania, coming together to advise […]

Updates from Beacon Foundation August 2020

“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries” We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. Charlotte is 17 years old and lives in George Town. She is a student at the Port Dalrymple School, part of […]

Beacon is moving to a .org.au website URL and emails

On August 31st 2020, Beacon Foundation updated its URL to www.beaconfoundation.org.au along with updating all our email addresses the same firstname.lastname@beaconfoundation.org.au. As a visitor to our site, you do not need to do anything different. You are encouraged to save our new www.beaconfoundation.org.au to your favourites and even if you by habit type in our […]

Let’s step up for our young people

When I reflect on my own journey growing up, I think about how fortunate I’ve been. I’ve had special people in my life that recognised my potential, as a cricketer, but also as a person. Two of those people are local cricket identities Enrico Di Venuto and Tim Coyle who have both been important mentors […]

Be@Connected to Host World Swimming Champion

Beacon Foundation has today launched the full speaker schedule for their online learning series, Be@Connected.  From Ambassador, Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine, to Australian Swimming World Champion Ariarne Titmus, it is no wonder that the series is proving to be a huge success with students across Australia. Beacon Foundation CEO Scott Harris said, “The […]