Saturday, 22 April 2017
Two Gold Coast schools will be taking a big step in skilling their students for the futurethanks to funding as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Turnbull Government. Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced All Saints Anglican School will receive $48,000 and Somerset College will recei... read more »
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Federal Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews, says the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for small and medium businesses will provide more opportunities for young people to take up an apprenticeship. Ministe... read more »
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, says the deal
that will end the gridlock between Exits 82 and 85 on the M1 is the result of
local state and federal MPs working with their communities.
"The deal is great news for anyone who
travels along this section of the M1 but it was the work that was done locally
that led to its succ... read more »
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews is encouraging former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to consider taking up an apprenticeship as they transition into civilian life.
Speaking at the Australian Defence Force Skills and Apprenticeships Forum hosted by TAFE Directors Australia at Parliament House tod... read more »
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Concerned residents will be able to hear directly from Airservices Australia and other government departments regarding the latest testing for PFAS at the Gold Coast Airport (GCA) at a meeting organised by Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews.
The full report and Airservices Australia statement can be found at http://newsroom.airse... read more »
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Since I became Assistant Minister, I have met with many of the key stakeholders in
this sector through roundtable discussions, forums and site visits. I have also
had the opportunity to meet with many students undertaking vocational education
and apprentices involved in training.
These consultations have identified the importance of strong in... read more »
Monday, 13 March 2017
Nominations are now open for the 2017 McPherson Community Achiever Awards which recognise residents who make outstanding contributions to our community.
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP says the awards highlight the great
contribution volunteers make to their organisations, clubs and groups.
“Australia... read more »
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
The strengths of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and opportunities for Australia to support Indonesia to meet its skills needs have been the focus of Ministerial talks in Indonesia this week.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today completed a successful visit to Jakarta after lea... read more »
Friday, 24 February 2017
Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, says the latest regional
breakdown of unemployment figures has delivered more good news for Gold Coast
“The overall unemployment rate for the Gold Coast in January fell to 4.0 per cent
compared to 6.3 per cent for the same month last year, giving the region one of
the l... read more »
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education
and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews, has
welcomed new figures revealing a strong increase in international students
numbers in Australia.
“In Queensland, the number of international students rose by 8.7 per cent in 2016
with all universities recording an inc... read more »