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.

In 2017 Beacon Foundation assisted over 15,000 young Australians from just over 140 schools and communities.

Whats happening?

Latest News

School-Industry partnerships must grow - Beacon Foundation welcomes Mitchell Institute report

  A new report by Mitchell Institute, called "Connecting…

Youth unemployment rate demands greater attention

The national unemployment rate of 5.4% for June 2018, released…

Notice: Auditor Change

Notice to Members  to appoint Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu (Deloitte) as auditors.

Beacon Foundation respectfully acknowledges the homelands of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

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