Media releases

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To create a job-ready generation, we need to work together to light the way for young Tasmanians.

There has been a gradual, yet noticeable shift in Tasmania over the past ten years.  A decade ago Tasmania’s economy was lagging.  Regardless of the measure Tasmania was almost invariably dead last compared to other states.

Yet, over the past decade Tasmania has managed to pull itself up by the bootstraps.  The change has been steady, methodical and led by the private sector supported by governments of different hues at both the state and federal level.

North West business leaders a Beacon to Burnie High students

Beacon is working with local North-West businesses to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said representatives from advanced manufacturing, agriculture, education and mining businesses were spending today helping Burnie High School students get excited about finding a job they love in some of the State’s fastest growing sectors.

IPH announces $500,000 partnership with Beacon Foundation to support disadvantaged students in Australia

IPH has today announced a flagship community partnership with Australian not-for-profit organisation Beacon Foundation. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind for IPH, with the Group committing $500,000 over a five-year period to support Beacon Foundation in fulfilling its mission of improving educational and employment outcomes for young Australians.

North West business leaders a Beacon to Marist students

North West business leaders a Beacon to Marist students. Beacon is working with local North-West businesses to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians. Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said representatives of local construction businesses were spending today helping Marist students get excited about finding a job they love in one of the State’s fastest growing sectors.

It takes a village to raise a child, and Beacon is doing its part

As young people prepare to return to classrooms across Tasmania, we are acutely aware of the ever-changing nature of education and the unfamiliar territory they will traverse during 2022. Now more than ever it will take a village to raise our young people and provide them with career inspiration and opportunity.