Beacon and Blundstone connecting local community for student success

Blundstone Australia volunteer mentors with Hobart City High School Students

Beacon Foundation is committed to creating a job-ready generation by giving young Tasmanians a taste of the job opportunities available to them once they finish school.

Beacon Foundation have once again partnered with Blundstone Australia to deliver work readiness programs targeted to Tasmanian students in Years 9-12.

Beacon’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Harris, said it was important high-school aged children had real-life interaction with workplaces and industry to help build connections to the world of work.

“Beacon is working with students across the State to help them feel more confident and prepared for their transition from education into the workforce,” Mr Harris said.

“We’re delighted to partner with Blundstone Australia again to provide students with these opportunities to support them to have the aspiration, motivation and ability to determine their working future,” Mr Harris said.

“Programs like this are designed to bring students, schools, businesses and the local community together to help give young Tasmanians the best possible chance to succeed.

“Beacon’s programs are delivered face-to-face by professional facilitators with the support of volunteer business mentors.  We’re helping students learn valuable skills in an environment that you just can’t replicate in the classroom.”

“This week students from Hobart City High School will to talk to volunteer mentors with experience in marketing, brand and communications, human resources, customer service and ICT.”

Blundstone’s Joint-CEO, Adam Blake, said it is vital for companies like Blundstone to give back to local communities and inspire the next generation about the great opportunities for them right here in Tasmania.

“As a proud Tasmanian-owned family business, we are pleased to be able to support the great work Beacon Foundation does in supporting students to get job-ready and raising awareness of career opportunities once they finish school”.

Blake says, “It is also an opportunity for our team members to be able to give back to their community, sharing their experiences and expertise, and providing students with real-life industry insight”.

Mr Harris said if other businesses would like to get involved in helping young Tasmanians access careers in their industry they can reach out to Beacon at

This renewed partnership continues a strong and long-lasting relationship between Beacon and Blundstone which has gone from strength-to strength since the two organisations first collaborated in 2016.