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Beacon Foundation gives young Australians a chance to ‘Be Connected’

We are excited to announce that Australian Test Cricket Captain, Tim Paine, has come on board to be the National Ambassador of Be@Connected! Beacon Foundation is launching a new set of 12 FREE online learning programs, Be@Connected, streamed on YouTube. Be@Connected will feature a range of prominent and inspiring speakers from a variety of fields covering […]

Our young people need us – and we need them – more than ever

Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein recently stated that COVID19 presents “the greatest threat our State and our Country have faced in generations”. Quite rightly, the focus of our governments over the last few weeks has been on responding to the immediate threat that this virus presents to the health of our community, and on ensuring that […]

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How to secure a future job that also helps others

Interested in a future career where you help others? Want to learn more about jobs in the disability and aged care sector? Then our upcoming Industry Live is for you! We have a secured two outstanding panellists for our Industry Live on April 2: Drew Beswick , CEO of Oak Possability and Fiona Huskinson, Senior […]

Beacon Foundation COVID-19 Update

Like so many other organisations, Beacon are making decisions made with the health and wellbeing of our staff, schools, young people, partners and families at the centre of our thinking. With recent changes to Department and school policy and with the health and wellbeing of all in mind, Beacon’s face-to-face Program and Services activities, including […]

Australian Tourism Winners Starring in Industry Live

Interested in hotels, hospitality and holidays?  Let’s be honest, who isn’t? We have been able to secure two of Australia’s leading minds in this area and are delighted to be able to share them with you through Industry Live on 18 March, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT.  Last Friday night in Canberra Macq01 Hotel […]

106 Mentors to Open Doors to Opportunities for Young People on the Central Coast

Ulverstone’s Collective ed. team is working together with the community to enable young people to thrive, increase year 12 attainment and identify ways more young people can transition into meaningful pathways after school. This week, the Central Coast community held an event to celebrate the Central Coast 100 Day Challenge and to launch Doors to […]

Beacon brings wind farm experience for Tassie’s West Coast Students

Sixteen Year 9 and 10 students from the Mountain Heights School in Queenstown have been given a rare insight into the construction of the Granville Harbour Wind Farm this week, as part of a two-day intensive program aimed at exploring ‘future work’ opportunities in the renewable energy industry. Granville Harbour Wind Farm Project Manager Peter […]

Story of a mentor: why you might like to join her

Think back to when you were in Year 10. Did anyone give you advice on where your strengths or passions could lead you in the world of work? When you were in Year 11 or 12, was there someone who encouraged you, told you that you could achieve whatever you set your mind to? For […]

“Just don’t give up – just keep going.”

Michael Kelly lives about half an hour outside Kyabram, a town in central Victoria, around two and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Beacon Foundation’s programs have been a fixture at his school for many years, so along with his entire cohort, when Michael hit Year 10 this year, he took part in a High […]

Lighting the way for Australian young people

What do you get when hundreds of dedicated Vicinity Centres’ people create fundraising and awareness activities for Beacon Foundation? – well, it’s called ‘Light the Way’ and it’s just wrapped up around the country. Vicinity Centres is one of Beacon Foundation’s fantastic partners – with shopping destinations in many communities around Australia where Beacon Foundation […]