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How a MyRoad mentor gave Nickiera new insights into a future career in science

Nickiera is a Year 10 student at Keysborough College Banksia Campus in Victoria. Nickiera and a group of students recently participated in a MyRoad mentor session hosted by Beacon Foundation. Nickiera had the opportunity to meet Pamela D’Netto who is a Senior Speech Pathologist at Queensland Health. We asked Nickiera about her experience joining a […]

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Actor, writer and comedian Luke McGregor confirmed to join Industry Live

Fancy a career in the spotlight or perhaps working behind the scenes to create some of the TV, films and media we love to watch?  There are many exciting roles in these industries that we explored our Industry Live on 10 Sept 2020 at 11.30am-12.30pm AEST. The topic was “Careers on and off screen” and […]

Finding their Place – live streamed event for businesses

Beacon are proud to be working alongside Burnie Works, North-West Industry Training Hub and business in Tasmania’s North West and on the Central Coast to deliver ‘Finding their Place’. This outcome focused campaign is a call to industry to offer VET placements to local year 11/12 students who will need to undertake a VET placement […]

“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries”

We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. This is her story.  “It was my teacher actually who told me about Beacon’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and suggested I should apply to join. It’s a new group with seven students from across Tasmania, coming together to advise […]

Updates from Beacon Foundation August 2020

“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries” We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. Charlotte is 17 years old and lives in George Town. She is a student at the Port Dalrymple School, part of […]

Beacon is moving to a .org.au website URL and emails

On August 31st 2020, Beacon Foundation updated its URL to www.beaconfoundation.org.au along with updating all our email addresses the same firstname.lastname@beaconfoundation.org.au. As a visitor to our site, you do not need to do anything different. You are encouraged to save our new www.beaconfoundation.org.au to your favourites and even if you by habit type in our […]

Be@Connected to Host World Swimming Champion

Beacon Foundation has today launched the full speaker schedule for their online learning series, Be@Connected.  With speakers such as Australian Swimming World Champion Ariarne Titmus, it is no wonder that the series is proving to be a huge success with students across Australia. Beacon Foundation CEO Scott Harris said, “The calibre of speakers that we […]

Careers in education at our next Industry Live

Back to School! It may be teaching young children their ABCs or turning your favourite subject of music or PE into a career. Education and training is a growth industry and from teacher’s aides to trainers, there are many great roles to explore. Want to know more about a career in education? Then our upcoming Industry […]

Our young people need us – and we need them – more than ever

Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein recently stated that COVID19 presents “the greatest threat our State and our Country have faced in generations”. Quite rightly, the focus of our governments over the last few weeks has been on responding to the immediate threat that this virus presents to the health of our community, and on ensuring that […]

Industry Live panelists

How to secure a future job that also helps others

Interested in a future career where you help others? Want to learn more about jobs in the disability and aged care sector? Then our upcoming Industry Live is for you! We have a secured two outstanding panellists for our Industry Live on April 2: Drew Beswick , CEO of Oak Possability and Fiona Huskinson, Senior […]