Assistant Minister for Vocational Education & Skills
Following the 2016 election, Karen was appointed to the Ministry as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education & Skills.
She comes to the role as a strong advocate of the vocational sector, having taken a leadership role on the Coalition’s Vocational Education Reform Taskforce in 2014 while chairing roundtable discussions with stakeholders across the nation.
Karen has also been active in working to promote the skills required to grow Australian industry and business in the future.
She has championed the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professions as the drivers of innovation and jobs for the future. She recognises the important role the vocational sector has in the technical application, support and growth of these disciplines.
Copies of Karen’s portfolio media releases can be accessed at her Ministerial website.