Tourism icons mentor students at Beacon workshop

Beacon is working with some of Tasmania’s fastest growing industries to inspire students and create a job-ready generation of Tasmanians.

Beacon CEO, Scott Harris, said at workshop today, some of the tourism industry’s biggest names would sit down with students to show them the amazing opportunities in the industry.

“The tourism industry is going to ‘build back better’ when borders re-open and today is an opportunity for students to hear first-hand from tourism industry icons just what opportunities lie ahead of them,” Mr Harris said.

“Today’s workshop is a great chance for students to get one-on-one coaching and advice from some of Tasmania’s most successful businesspeople.  It’s an incredible opportunity and we’re grateful to the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania for their support.

“Beacon believes that by bringing students, schools, communities and businesses together at workshops like this we can inspire the next generation to succeed and follow in some pretty formidable footsteps.

“There are huge opportunities for young Tasmanians in a range of industries like building and construction, advanced manufacturing, aged and community service, food production industries and tourism and hospitality.

“In fact, the research shows that if students engage with industry, like they are today, at least four times during their schooling, they are 86 per cent more likely to engage in further education, training or employment once they leave school.

“I know that some of the tourism representatives at the workshop today are also on the lookout for their next star recruit, so sessions like this help businesses as well as students.”

Bayview High School Students with Beacon’s Business and School Engagement Manager, Ebony Bridle and Rob Pennicott of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.