HIP – Work Readiness Series


The Opportunity

Beacon understands that the transition from secondary school to further education, employment or training is one of the most important in setting students up for success in life.

Unfortunately, schools are finding it increasingly difficult to stretch resources to include careers-focused lessons and many young people are not being taught the skills needed to thrive outside the school gate. In addition to core literacy and numeracy skills, young people also need transferable employability and 21st century skills to obtain jobs and succeed when they leave school.

For over 10 years, Beacon’s High Impact programs have introduced students to crucial life skills, and after consultation with business, schools and education, Beacon has re-developed its suite of High Impact programs to match the needs of the labour market. In 2017, we will offer a 3-stage program aimed at all secondary school years. Again this year, Industry partners will have an opportunity to take on an active role in delivering content.

The PREPARE, POLISH, PERFORM High Impact Programs provide young people with professional careers guidance and employability skills, and gives them the chance to engage directly with industry thus increasing their employment opportunities.