Tasmanian Training Awards shows school-based programs are vital for creating a job-ready generation

The Beacon Foundation is committed to creating a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said that connecting kids, schools, communities and businesses was having a massive positive impact.

“Beacon is proud to work closely with the Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, its students, local businesses and the community,” Mr Harris said.

“This week’s Tasmanian Training Awards is proof that our approach is working.  We’re really proud of Luke Moss, a student at Jordan River who has been nominated for the School-based Apprentice award.

“Luke really wanted to seize every opportunity he could get, so when Beacon told him about the Australian School-based Apprenticeship program he was one of the first students to put his hand up.

“Luke is still a student at school, but as part of his education he’s doing his apprenticeship with SRT Logistics.

“Beacon has worked with Luke and Jordan River every step of the way.  We explained what a school-based apprenticeship meant, we took Luke to SRT to meet the staff there and to see first-hand the sort of work that they do, we helped with the application process and facilitated ongoing mentoring and support so that Luke can get a good education and a great career.

“This is just one example of how Beacon is working in the community and with the community to create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians, just like Luke.

“We’re also thrilled to be jointly nominated for the industry collaboration award with the Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School and we would like to thank the Tasmanian Government for their ongoing support.

“We wish Luke the best of luck for the Awards and we look forward to seeing him achieve his goals.”

Caption – Beacon Foundation Chief Executive, JRLFSS student Luke Moss and JRLFSS Principal Heather Bessell