We believe that young people are valued as citizens and have a vital contribution to make to our community and economic wellbeing.

We also believe that all young people have the right to a bright future regardless of background and circumstance. However in our experience, not every young person has the same level of opportunity.

We know that the world of work is changing and it is changing fast. Bringing real life relevance to schools is critical. The connections we build between schools, industry and the wider community brings real world experiences for students to provide them with career awareness as a springboard to potential employment pathways.

Beacon programs are delivered to students in years 7-12, more specifically targeting students in years 9-12, at schools with an ICSEA* of less than 1,000. All programs connect industry volunteers to students and are delivered either face-to-face in the classroom or on-site with industry representatives.

We know that these types of programs – delivered face-to-face, and adapted to online when required, combine career awareness with activities that increase career knowledge, connections and confidence, accelerating the transition from school to meaningful employment or education (FYA 2018).

We work to improve the chances for young Australians to help them make a successful transition into further education or meaningful employment.

Find out more about Beacon Short Courses, Programs, Co-lab and Advocacy.

*ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students