Current Focus Online:

MyRoad is an innovative online mentoring program which connects young Australians to industry mentors across Australia.

During a two-hour online session, online mentors support students in the development of key skills required to understand and succeed in the changing world of work.

What we do at Beacon

We are working to create an Australia that understands, cares and is motivated to support young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. We build connections between industry, education and the community to create real world education in schools that is relevant and engaging for young people in the 21st century.

Our Vision

To reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce.

Our Mission

To revolutionise school education.

Our History

The Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provides them. Beacon focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace.

Beacon will assist over 15,000 young Australians from just over 140 schools and communities in 2017.

Whats happening?

Find out about the impact of our programs in our latest National Outcomes Report - and how many of you, our supporters, are making a difference to the lives of thousands of young Australians.

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Find out about the impact of our programs in our latest National Outcomes Report - and how many of you, our supporters, are making a difference to the lives of thousands of young Australians.

https://beaconfoundation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Final_Beacon_2017-National-Outcomes-Report-Single-Pages.pdf

Congratulations to Mariam from St James College in Queensland for becoming the latest School Based Trainee at Origin Energy. Mariam, who's in Year 11, was successful in gaining the position after an application and interview process involving multiple schools and students.

She'll get a real taste for working life, joining Origin's Workplace Services Team in their new Brisbane offices one day a week while completing a Certificate III in Business facilitaged by ARC Group ARCies.

Mariam's pictured here (second from right) with Jessica Sinclair (far left) from ARC and Ali Hetley and Kayla Nemaia from Origin.

Thanks to ARC and Origin for making this happen. We wish Mariam the very best.
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Congratulations to Mariam from  St James College in Queensland for becoming the latest School Based Trainee at Origin Energy. Mariam, whos in Year 11, was successful in gaining the position after an application and interview process involving multiple schools and students.

Shell get a real taste for working life, joining Origins Workplace Services Team in their new Brisbane offices one day a week while completing a Certificate III in Business facilitaged by ARC Group ARCies.

Mariams pictured here (second from right) with Jessica Sinclair (far left) from ARC and Ali Hetley and Kayla Nemaia from Origin.

Thanks to ARC and Origin for making this happen. We wish Mariam the very best.

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That’s fantastic!!!!! What a great first job :))))

Welcome Mariam!

A big thank you to Komatsu Australia and New Zealand staff in Queensland for undertaking a fundraising drive for Beacon.
Staff chose Beacon to be the designated charity at their International Women's Day breakfast - and raised $765 to make a positive difference to the lives of young female students!

Marilyn Lewis, Executive Assistant to Komatsu's Regional General Manger in Qld (pictured left) recently presented the cheque to Tracey Crossman, Beacon's Senior Relationship's Manager.
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A big thank you to Komatsu Australia and New Zealand staff in Queensland for undertaking a fundraising drive for Beacon.
Staff chose Beacon to be the designated charity at their International Womens Day breakfast - and raised $765 to make a positive difference to the lives of young female students!

Marilyn Lewis, Executive Assistant to Komatsus Regional General Manger in Qld (pictured left) recently presented the cheque to Tracey Crossman, Beacons Senior Relationships Manager.
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