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?

"Bringing the element of community into #STEM connects young people to a deeper purpose."
Anna Cain, Engineers Without Borders Australia

A Beacon Business Blackboard's introduced practical engineering solutions to Year 7 Science students at Springwood State High School in Qld - with the help of Origin Foundation.

Problem solving, team work and critical thinking were needed to figure out how dirty water could be made clean - a problem for millions of people around the world.

Teachers reported the session as highly valuable and one student said, "...this lesson has inspired me on a new career path."
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Bringing the element of community into #STEM connects young people to a deeper purpose.
Anna Cain, Engineers Without Borders Australia

A Beacon Business Blackboards introduced practical engineering solutions to Year 7 Science students at Springwood State High School in Qld - with the help of Origin Foundation.

Problem solving, team work and critical thinking were needed to figure out how dirty water could be made clean - a problem for millions of people around the world. 

Teachers reported the session as highly valuable and one student said, ...this lesson has inspired me on a new career path.

Uni students are among the latest crop of volunteers to give their tips and insights to students at a special event in Queensland. Interns with Origin Energy shared their experiences of studying Business, Law and Engineering with Year 11 & 12 students.
From one volunteer ..."I felt I was potentially shaping young people's lives ... I wish I had the chance to do that when I was in Year 11/12."
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Uni students are among the latest crop of volunteers to give their tips and insights to students at a special event in Queensland. Interns with Origin Energy shared their experiences of studying Business, Law and Engineering with Year 11 & 12 students.
From one volunteer ...I felt I was potentially shaping young peoples lives ... I wish I had the chance to do that when I was in Year 11/12.
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