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Rio Tinto providing work exposure opportunities for Year 11 students

Rio Tinto providing work exposure opportunities for Year 11 students. On Wednesday 25 August eight Year 11 students were fortunate to visit Rio Tinto at Bell Bay for a tour to learn more about the aluminium smelter and the range of career options available. 

Beacon partners with Fairbrother for building and construction program

Year 10 students from Kings Meadows High School attended a Beacon Growth Industry Preparation Program (GrIPP) today to learn about careers in building and construction. The day included a site tour of the UTAS northern transformation at Inveresk, hearing about the diversity of jobs and innovations across the build. Fairbrother Apprentice Program Manager, Matthew Scrimgeour, […]

Beacon and BioMar working to create a job-ready generation

The Beacon Foundation is working with young people, schools, businesses, and communities right across the State to create a job-ready generation of young Tasmanians.

Today, students from the Latrobe and Deloraine High Schools and staff at BioMar’s fish food plant at Wesley Vale are participating in a day-long immersive session that will inspire students and show BioMar’s staff how to unlock the potential of our next generation.

Industry Live – How to impress your new employer

Registrations are open! Join our next Industry Live, secure your spot today. These events are open to students across Australia with a focus on schools with an ICSEA less than 1000 and students in years 7-12. When: Monday, 30 August Time: 2.00pm to 2.30pm AEDT (plus an optional 15 min Q&A at the end). Topic: Skills Series […]

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 […]