Beacon Foundation and Bell Bay Aluminium have teamed up to inspire students and create a jobready generation of Tasmanians. A new $100,000 three-year partnership between the two organisations is set to help students in Years 9 to 12 become aware of opportunities for operational, trades, engineering, technical and leadership careers within the advanced manufacturing sector.
In 2022, students from Port Dalrymple School and Scottsdale High School visited the smelter to participate in Beacon Growth Industry Preparation Programs, which included a site tour, conversations with Bell Bay Aluminium mentors, an overview of our operation and the industry, as well as practical job preparation. These same students also participated in a full day work-readiness ‘Polish’ program at their schools, with Bell Bay Aluminium mentors attending.
The sessions combine Beacon Foundation’s professional facilitators with the experience of Bell Bay Aluminium mentors to help young people understand what jobs are available in their community and how to find a job they enjoy and a career they will love. This partnership makes it easier for local students to access people in operational, trades and professional careers at Bell Bay Aluminium and ensures we play a role in preparing Tasmania’s young people for the future.