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First schools announced in ‘Collective Ed’ pilot project

The first three Tasmanian Secondary schools to take part in a unique and potentially transformative education project have been announced. Jordan River Learning Federation, Rokeby High School and Ulverstone High School will be part of the first phase of the Collective Ed project, which has the aim of drastically improving Year 12 completion rates. These […]

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End Of Financial Year Appeal

ARE WE LOSING A GENERATION OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? We know that not completing Year 12 and not achieving well in school are predictors of later outcomes and that young people who are not fully engaged in education or employment (or a combination of both) are at greater risk of unemployment and employment insecurity in […]

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$15 million to revitalise education in Tasmania

Image Caption: (L-R) Paul Ramsay Foundation CEO Simon Freemam, Beacon Chairman Greg Woolley and Beacon CEO Scott Harris at today’s announcement.   Media Release Wednesday 1 June 2016 $15 million to revitalise education in Tasmania The Beacon Foundation, Paul Ramsay Foundation and Tasmanian Government today announced a partnership that will pilot a change to the […]

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‘Beacon & Egg McMuffin’ Day 2016

McDonald’s and Beacon: Joining forces to raise awareness and funds for Beacon programs that work to up-skill and motivate young Tasmanians onto better futures. We are delighted to announce that McDonald’s are once again partnering with Beacon to host our annual ‘Beacon & Egg Breakfast’ in Tasmanian restaurants on Wednesday 23rd March, 2016. Please help to support and generate awareness of this exciting initiative […]

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Federal Group and Beacon Join Forces for future TAS Hospitality Jobs

Media Release Tuesday 23rd February Federal Group and Beacon Foundation join forces for Tasmania’s future Hospitality Industry workforce The Federal Group and Beacon Foundation are pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership to assist young Tasmanian’s into careers in the state’s flourishing Tourism and Hospitality sector. The partnership will provide secondary school students […]

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Beacon and Egg Breakfast – A tasty way to show you care!

We are delighted to announce that McDonald’s are once again partnering with Beacon to host our annual ‘Beacon & Egg Breakfast’ in Tasmanian restaurants on Wednesday, September 9th (6-10:30am), joining forces to raise awareness and funds for Beacon’s work in supporting Tasmania’s young people. Pre Orders Now Closed   ‘Beacon & Egg McMuffin’ anyone? $1 from the sale of every […]

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Young Tasmanians prepare for work at Parliament house

This week Beacon conducted three High Impact Programs (HIPs) for young Tasmanian Secondary students at Parliament House, with support from partner My State.  Across three days 80 students from Claremont College, Cosgrove High School and the Jordan River Learning Federation were given the work readiness skills to help improve their employment opportunities, with students from […]

Helping disadvantaged teens prepare for work

Hundreds of South Australian students are gaining vital skills through a get into work program, with some even landing their first jobs. Gertie Taylor reports

SA: Helping disadvantaged teens prepare for work

7 News SA : Hundreds of South Australian students are gaining vital skills through a get into work program, with some even landing their first jobs. Gertie Taylor A great example of the work being done across the country by Beacon to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain valuable work experience that leads to real jobs. […]

Mercury: Beacon Foundation chief Scott Harris, left, with new chief operating officer David O'Byrne. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN

Beacon’s new COO Announced

Beacon is excited to announce David O’Byrne as our new Chief Operating Officer. David, former Minister for Economic Development and recent National Secretary of United Voice, will commence his employment in mid-July. This role will be critical in ensuring we are ready for the exciting growth period ahead and sharpen the focus on changing the […]