Innovative skills partnerships between local business and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities drive economic growth

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews today attended the Banaam ‘Our Connections, Our Futures’ symposium on the Gold Coast, to discuss the economic benefits of skills and training partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and local business and industry.  The symposium brought together community members from across the region with…

Celebrations as one-millionth apprentice signs-up

Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology apprentice Mr Kyal Gunn is the one-millionth apprentice to be signed up with Apprenticeship Network Provider MEGT.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews was in Docklands, Melbourne today to mark the significant milestone for Kyal and MEGT.   “MEGT is the largest contracted provider of support services to employers…

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Roundtable

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors gathered today at Parliament House for a roundtable event to share their experiences in the vocational education and training sector. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said seventeen ambassadors met to discuss their VET experiences and explain how apprenticeships and traineeships had changed their lives, and to discuss…

Australia’s Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, has called on Australians to have their say on the future of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network. Minister Andrews today released a discussion paper on the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, following a recent evaluation of the AASN model of delivery.  “The release today of the…