Local Businesses Assisting Our Youth!

On Wednesday September 7 we held a joint Beacon Foundation and Playford International College Business Breakfast at the school. The aim of the morning was to help build and strengthen our relationships with our local Businesses as we work together to develop and deliver the best curriculum possible as we help our students transition from secondary school to further education, training and employment.
The Business Breakfast was hosted by our Beacon Student Ambassadors. The Ambassadors did an excellent job as they introduced speakers and activities and then they greeted our guests, served them food and socialised with them.
During the morning, the Principal, Rob Knight, talked about the direction of the school and the achievements we have made in recent times. Mandy Rossetto, Beacon State Manager, explained the role of the Beacon Foundation within the community and in the school. Following this a panel of people were interviewed, to highlight the benefits for our students, the school and their businesses in being a ‘school partner’.
Throughout the rest of the morning there were opportunities for people to connect and forge new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.
A wide range of organisations attended the event including our Local Representatives from the following organisations attended;
Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Auction Idol

Beacon National Partners

Blown Plastics

Cavpower Pushing Peformance

CDW Studios

Coca Cola Amatil

Cummins

Governor’s Leadership Foundation

Haigh’s Chocolates

Komatsu

Le Cordon Bleu

Lee Odenwalder Office (MP)

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Maxima

NASSSA

Northern Economic Development

Origin Energy

Quality Automotive Training

Renewal SA

SMR-Automotive

Stretton Centre

The City of Playford

The Department of Human Services

The Rotary Club of Elizabeth

Vicinity

Zorich Enterprises

Guests who attended also kindly pledged to support the school in the future by assisting in the following activities;
• Business Blackboards and Collaborative Classrooms
• Mentoring students (face to face and online through eBeacon)
• Speed Careering and Mock Interviews
• Work Readiness Programs
• Industry \ Business Visits
• Work experience \ Community placements
• School-Based Traineeships \ Apprenticeships and entry level jobs.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the individuals and organisations in attendance for their support shown and for the pledges that were made and we look forward to and exciting future as a result.