Beacon Foundation is today launching an innovative new series of 12 online learning webinars, Be@Connected. Australian Test Cricket Captain, Tim Paine, has come on board to be the National Ambassador for this exciting and innovative project.
The short series is specifically designed for students across Australia to support and inspire them through this period of great uncertainty.
Beacon Foundation has a long track record of engaging students in an online environment by linking education with industry and the future of work. Be@Connected is an additional program to the scheduled online learning resources Beacon is already offering.
Be@Connected will be offered to schools throughout Australia and will have a focus on life skills that will not only help Australia’s young people navigate the current environment, but be instrumental in their worlds of learning and work.
Scott Harris, CEO of Beacon Foundation says, “It is clear that now, more than ever, our young people need all of us including industry and education to step up and work together.”
“Be@Connected is a perfect platform to give students from across Australia the opportunity to hear and learn from some incredible individuals including Tim Paine, Jenna Cairney of The Mercury and Bianca Welsh of Stillwater Restaurant.”
Mr Harris added, “The Great Shutdown will radically reshape, and has already reshaped, the future for our next generation. We will see an increase in youth unemployment and underemployment to an extent we never experienced before.”
“Beacon Foundation is stepping up to ensure no kids are left behind during this time.”
Be@Connected will feature a range of prominent and inspiring speakers from a range of fields covering topics including communication, resilience, wellbeing, problem solving and adaptability.
Tim Paine says it was an easy decision to support Beacon Foundation to be the Ambassador of Be Connected.
“Now is more important than ever to join together and inspire our future generation.”
“We all have a responsibility to inspire our young people to navigate this situation and to help make their futures bright, secure and something they are really looking forward too.”
Tim will deliver the first and last episodes of the series.
“I can’t wait to share my own experiences and insights to help motivate and inspire Australia’s young people.”
The first online episode is launching on April 30 and students can watch the series on YouTube where they will be available throughout Term Two. Be@Connected will run alongside Beacon’s preexisting suite of online programs Industry Live and My Road. The full schedule can be found via this link.
Subscribe to Beacon Foundation’s YouTube channel to watch Be@Connected.