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Monto State High School has been in­volved with the Bea­con Foun­da­tion ini­tia­tive for 7 years through its im­ple­men­ta­tion of the “Pos­i­tive Fu­tures” pro­gram de­liv­ered to year 10 stu­dents. The Bea­con Foun­da­tion model is a holis­tic ap­proach to ad­dress­ing low school re­ten­tion rates, stu­dent en­gage­ment and suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion rates to work or fur­ther train­ing. The Bea­con Foun­da­tion “Pos­i­tive Fu­tures” pro­gram acts as a con­duit to bring the school, com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­ness to­gether. Each year, the Year 10 stu­dents are in­volved in a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties sup­ported by the “Pos­i­tive Fu­tures” pro­gram, with the first event, the Busi­ness Launch, be­ing held on Tues­day 14 March. The Busi­ness event pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal busi­nesses, Re­gional coun­cil, com­mu­nity groups and the School to meet and dis­cuss the 2017 over­view of the com­ing pro­gram. The busi­ness event was chaired by the Stu­dent Am­bas­sadors, Jor­dane Gar­diner, Brooke Radel, Taine Rooney, Cameron Link, Miguel Her­rara and Jas­mena John­ston. The Se­nior Hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents pro­vided a won­der­ful menu of mock­tails and canapes. This year, the guest speaker was Mr David Wat­son, who pro­vided the au­di­ence with an over­view of his ca­reer choices and the var­ied path­ways that he trav­elled. With a key fo­cus of the pro­gram be­ing “pos­i­tive choices for pos­i­tive path­ways”, Mr Wat­son ex­plored how hav­ing a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ca­reer choices and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a range of job op­por­tu­ni­ties, al­lowed for him to make a de­cided choice for his ca­reer. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Bea­con Am­bas­sadors for the suc­cess­ful event and a spe­cial thank you to the lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers for their at­ten­dance and con­tin­ued sup­port for the pro­gram.

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