New online service to help thousands of training graduates

People who have undertaken nationally recognised training in Australia will now be able toquickly and easily obtain an online record of their hard-earned accomplishments and qualifications. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today launched the USITranscript Service which will allow training participants to easily look up their national training record. “The USI…

Boosting and supporting apprenticeships on the Gold Coast

A new $1.5 billion Skilling Australians Fund announced by the Turnbull Government will provide new opportunities for local jobseekers, students and industry on the Gold Coast. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the Government is also establishing a $60 million Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices…

New resources showcase high-quality VET in secondary schools

Schools, training providers, parents and students will benefit from a series of new videos and case studies that highlight best practise in delivering vocational education and training (VET) in secondary schools. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the resources, available from today on the Preparing Secondary Students for Work (PSSFW) website,…

2017 McPherson Awards

Some of the Southern Gold Coast’s hardest working community volunteers will be recognised at an awards ceremony at Robina this Friday.   The 7th annual McPherson Awards will be presented by local Federal Member Karen Andrewsto celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of volunteers in the electorate.   “There are many people in our…

Giving back to our volunteers on the Gold Coast

Volunteer organisations on the southern Gold Coast are among nearly 2,700 across Australia who’ll benefit from $10 million in Turnbull Government grants to support the important work of community volunteers. Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, said the grants will provide vital support to local community organisations that help many of our…

Gold Coast schools to boost digital literacy skills

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 receive $50,000 throughthe Digital…