The Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation is an important component of the Echuca College community.  The foundation builds social partnerships between school, students, local businesses and organisations.  There are many benefits for both the schools and the businesses involved in the Foundation.  The Foundation celebrated the beginning of the new year with the Business Breakfast at Radcliffe’s this morning. The breakfast was a great introduction of the new Beacon Leaders for 2014.  Representing Echuca College for 2014 are Tyanah Williams, Rylee Dixon, Lachlan Arkinstall, Maegan Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Emma Favaloro and Sarah Hercott.

 Benefits to schools students are;

  • Real life employment opportunities
  • Work experience, work placement and apprenticeships/traineeships
  • Businesses suppoting programs and evenets such as Guest Speakers and mock interviews
  • The Leaders promoting the benefits of the program and building awareness and community spirit
  • Industry tours
  • A wider and more diverse database available to the whole school community
  • Greater source of business advice, strategies and knowledge
  • Help raise credibility of programs
  • Opportunity for sponsorship of awards/events

Benefits to businesses;

  • Display business logo on newsletters, charter signing, invitations and events
  • Connections to other businesses also involved in the Echuca Moama ‘Real Futures’ program
  • Potential to attract interest to business
  • Inspire staff through commitments to local projects
  • Potential to gain excellent staff members
  • Acknowledgement at our school
  • Improved profile within the school community
  • New innovative ideas
  • Fresh perspective from students
  • Opportunity to give back to local community
  • Networking opportunities
  • Tokens of appreciation

If you would like any information on how to get involved in the Beacon program please contact the College.