Industry Live


What is Industry Live?

Join Beacon Foundation live online for Industry Live, a series of 5 live, career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite 3 panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator.

Why Industry Live?

  • Industry volunteers can’t always come together with schools at short notice to answer questions, share ideas, provide career education and ideas to help inspire students’ future pathways.
  • The convenience of videoconferencing allows us to use the power of technology to connect students, teachers and industry volunteers without leaving the classroom or workplace.
  • This 45 minute facilitated discussion format provides an engaging context to allow students access to industry mentors they might not otherwise have.

Event format

  • 1-hour timeslot with 45 min student contact + evaluation survey.
  • A series of 5 x 45-minute career exploration & awareness forums led by industry volunteers and a facilitator.

Suggested cohorts/grades

Although we have identified some key cohorts that may be interested, we invite teachers to encourage any interested student in years 7-12 to attend and to determine which students who might have a special interest in the theme of the event could benefit.

What is required to run this at my school?

You will need a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and a microphone to allow you to communicate virtually with minimal noise bleed.

You will also need access to Zoom (a video conferencing platform similar to Skype). However, please note that you don’t require your own licence to Zoom or any specific software installed to run it, you should simply be able to use the Zoom links that the Beacon Online team provide unless your firewalls specifically block Zoom.

You will need adequate internet bandwidth to run the session. We suggest where possible that you use physical connections to the internet rather than WIFI as it is more stable.

As part of your booking, you will be trained in how to access and use the appropriate technology and the Beacon Online team will perform a “tech check” with you prior to delivery.

Your Facilitators

elanWorking as a lead facilitator in Beacon’s High Impact Programs (HIPs), Lani has an extensive history in community service and the performing arts. As a WAAPA trained actor, he is passionate about using performance-based tools to foster creativity, resilience and encouraging young people to take risks and challenge their perception of themselves.

Lani’s passion for community service has seen him work in a variety of roles supporting young people, the LGBTQI+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees and those at risk of homelessness. Lani is keenly curious about the connective power of story-telling and often uses narrative as a framework for both his facilitation and counselling practise.


molly-knight-bio-2 A student of psychology and an experienced performer and educator, Molly finds greatest joy in helping things to grow. When’s she’s not working with children, or studying to be a child psychologist/school counselor, she is most likely to be found hunched in her veggie patch or renovating her house lovingly by hand.

Molly passionately believes in the power of helping young people discover a sense of their unique place in the world, their individual strengths and passions. By facilitating the awakening and focusing of innate skills to communicate and utilise these strengths, Molly aims to support young Australians to find their niche and see real value in what they have to offer.



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