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 120 schools and communities in 2017.

Whats happening?

"It enlightened me to certain situations which can make or break your CV".
"I know the core reasons why some resumes are culled and how to write the best resumes".
Great results for Queensland students who took part in a Resume Feedback session with industry specialists recently. Volunteers from Origin Energy, Komatsu, Triple M Truck Bodies and Venita Boral Amey, all with HR or Recruitment backgrounds showed students how to tailor their resume; translate their experience into tangible skills; and why some don't make it past the first cut.
Mock Interviews for these students are coming next...
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Beacon Foundation is proud to be working with Boeing Flight Services to provide Beacon school students with the opportunity to experience and interact with Boeing technology and to learn about the inspiring career pathways of the Boeing team. A huge thanks to the incredible team at Boeing, Brisbane Airport, for hosting Runcorn State High School and Springwood State High School students on a recent site tour of their facility. ... See MoreSee Less

As part of the school's Beacon initiative, four Year 9 students, Natal...

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