CAREER AMBITIOUS: Monto State High School Beacon student ambassadors for 2016 Kristal Wolff, Angus Dow, Tiarna Coogan, Alexsis Larsen and Naomi Steger.
CAREER AMBITIOUS: Monto State High School Beacon student ambassadors for 2016 Kristal Wolff, Angus Dow, Tiarna Coogan, Alexsis Larsen and Naomi Steger. Anastassia Perets

Monto students get ready for future through Beacon program

A NEW team of Year 10 students is leading Monto State High School's Beacon program.

Kristal Wolff, Angus Dow, Tiarna Coogan, Alexsis Larsen and Naomi Steger are the 2016 Beacon student ambassadors.

Involvement with the program offers students an opportunity to gain insight into future career options, and that is why Tiarna got involved.

"I hope to possibly go to the Australian Defence Force and become a lawyer or be a teacher," she said.

"I thought joining the military or navy would be an exciting career in general."

Alexsis can't wait to participate in community events and to explore possibilities.

"I'm interested in possibly pursuing journalism or architecture," she said.

"Being part of Beacon is a way to establish communication with the community and see what opportunities are available."

The Beacon program is specifically designed to inspire young people to think about the future.

This will be made possible through events in the year including guest speakers, work experience and community events.

Principal Kylie Cochran has been involved with the program for 10 years and seen the positive benefits it has on the students.

"The Beacon Foundation provides a structured program to the school to develop links with businesses, industries and communities through the curriculum," she said.

"Each activity sees students work with business and community members, asking questions, seeking information, forming opinions around their future and career choices."


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