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?

Great photo of a great day, thanks Nathan Strempel!

All Year 10 students from Sunshine College took part in the Charter Signing event, something that's become a special part of the school's calendar over the past 13 years!

The students made a pledge that they will continue on to further education, training or employment.

Beacon's Senior Relationship's Manager for Victoria, Susan Yengi spoke to the group about the importance of having goals and a plan to work towards, knowing that it could change along the way; about being passionate about what you do and not being afraid to meet new people and develop networks.

Susan said the day enabled the students to celebrate their achievements, and to make a commitment for the future.
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Great photo of a great day, thanks Nathan Strempel!

All Year 10 students from Sunshine College took part in the Charter Signing event, something thats become a special part of the schools calendar over the past 13 years!

The students made a pledge that they will continue on to further education, training or employment.

Beacons Senior Relationships Manager for Victoria, Susan Yengi spoke to the group about the importance of having goals and a plan to work towards, knowing that it could change along the way; about being passionate about what you do and not being afraid to meet new people and develop networks.

 Susan said the day enabled the students to celebrate their achievements, and to make a commitment for the future.

Heading out to a work site can be a real eye opener for students. It could be the the first time they've gone 'behind the scenes' and had the chance to interact with workers going about their daily jobs.

Students from Eaglby Learning Centre in South East Queensland told the Beacon team they found a recent Site Tour of Triple M Truck Bodies valuable.

In fact, after the tour 100% reported they felt 'more work ready and had more options for their careers. One student said,

"Today was alright! Kind of gave me what the work life is all about and what I have to prepare for in the future. So thanks."

Beacon Foundation thanks Triple M for its support in 2017.
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Heading out to a work site can be a real eye opener for students. It could be the the first time theyve gone behind the scenes and had the chance to interact with workers going about their daily jobs.

Students from Eaglby Learning Centre in South East Queensland told the Beacon team they found a recent Site Tour of Triple M Truck Bodies valuable.

In fact, after the tour 100% reported they felt more work ready and had more options for their careers. One student said,

Today was alright! Kind of gave me what the work life is all about and what I have to prepare for in the future. So thanks.

Beacon Foundation thanks Triple M for its support in 2017.

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