BIG » is an industry and education group formed by representatives in the community focused on valuing education and guiding children onto a positive career and life pathway.

Bernie the Blue-tongued Lizard

Building aspirations

BIG is an industry and education group formed by representatives in the community. BIG aims to build the aspirations of Burnie citizens of all ages with a particular focus on young people as the future leaders and owners of our community. The best gift we can provide for our young people is a supported pathway to a vocation, and as a community, we need to develop a strong regional skills base to support emerging economic opportunities.

It is vitally important that the knowledge and resources of the growing business sector in this region be harnessed to work in partnership with the education sector to foster aspiration and achievement in the young people of this region.

The BIG Team has been formed following a number of facilitated discussions between interested parties who share a common desire to see our young people achieve their aspirations and goals.

Bernie the Blue-tongued Lizard

Building aspirations

BIG Vision: To see our young people converting their great potential into excellent outcomes in our community.

Our Mission: To establish deep and enduring cooperation between business, educational and local government bodies in our community, with a focus on developing the next generation ofworkers, leaders and innovators.

BIG plan
Strategic plan (PDF)

Become a BIG partner
Partner Application Form (PDF)

Hold a BIG event
BIG Guide (PDF)
BIG Branding guidelines (PDF)
Event application form (PDF)

For more information or discuss an idea, please contact BIG at [email protected]