What is Industry Live?
Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry 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 representatives 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.
- Give your students the opportunity to hear first-hand from a wide range of people in different jobs with diverse pathways to those jobs.
- Provide your students with ideas to help them choose the best career for them.
- This 45 minute facilitated discussion format provides an engaging context to allow students access to industry mentors they might not otherwise have.
- 1-hour timeslot (includes 45 min student contact + evaluation survey).
- All Industry Live events are free of charge. Schools are welcome to book in for single or multiple events.
Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12.
We invite interested teachers who want to spectate and experience the event to join us online and see how your students can benefit. A great PD idea!
Parent and community involvement
We welcome schools making Industry Live a community event and inviting parents and families along to watch the session.
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.
We also provide links to career exploration resources after each event.
What schools have to say about Industry Live
Sheree Cayirylys teacher at Moree Secondary College (NSW)
“Beacon Foundation’s Industry Live Program has enabled our rural isolated students to gain knowledge of careers and opportunities they may never have exposure to. It has also ensured that my own industry knowledge is current as a Careers Adviser and given me some different perspectives on career pathways and options available to students. I highly recommend the program to schools.”
Courtney Turner teacher at Whitebridge High School (NSW)
“Industry Live has been very successful at our school. It has allowed students to hear first-hand information about what different careers and industries look for when hiring employees. It has also given our students the opportunity to engage with employers informally to discuss any concerns they have about gaining a job.”
Talitha ‘Taz’ Devadass lives and breathes futures. Her work as one of Australia’s first Entrepreneurship Facilitators has seen her mentor over 600 people to support them finding potential pathways for empowered futures. This work saw her recognised as a Telstra Business Womens Awards Tasmanian Emerging Leader, Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneer and ABC Trailblazer. Taz believes in community development through the sharing of ideas, transfer of skills and relationship-driven collaboration. Taz is a speaker and facilitator who has run sessions for over 12,500 people across Australia. At her very core, Taz loves people and is an ideas queen; she dreams audacious dreams because she always believes that there is more for people.
Renee is all about creating authentic connections with people of all ages. Her long-standing career in the Hair & Beauty Industry developed her into an effective communicator with the ability to connect with others and help fuel her passion to help people on a deeper level. In recent years, whilst owning and operating two small businesses, Renee has volunteered her time within local primary schools to deliver programs and workshops focusing on self-confidence, resilience, inner strength and unlocking potential. Renee is a facilitator for Beacon’s High Impact Programs and our Collective Ed project in Tassie, and feels extremely lucky to have found roles that marry together her skills, passions and sincere desire to see young people realise their full potential.