Beacon School Boy and Shannon Knoll

Giving a young person a job in turn builds dignity and self-respect. This project is a perfect fit for helping to address the key issues associated with youth unemployment.

Scott Harris
CEO Beacon Foundation

Real Futures Generation

Businesses and schools work together to provide real pathways into employment for disadvantaged young Australians.

Students are invited to learn about job opportunities in interactive classroom sessions or in the workplace environment and those who develop an interest in the job opportunities are then given the support needed to secure it. In the last 18 months, Beacon has worked with 83 schools and 60 businesses and engaged 5814 young people in school to work curriculum activities. This includes providing insight into a real job via a site visit, a classroom visit from a person in industry, or work experience. In the last year, they have also prepared and placed 210 young people into real jobs.