Constituency Statement: GC101

Thank you Deputy Speaker, I’d like to inform the House about a successful initiative in my home city of the Gold Coast directly related to my portfolio of Vocational Education and Skills that’s providing new opportunities for young people and helping to build a skilled workforce to support the future growth of our local industries.…

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Further signs of success of online training records system

More than 300,000 training records have now been viewed online and almost 60,000 downloaded, in a significant indication of the success of the Coalition Government’s Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said since May 2017 Australian graduates have been able to use their USI to access an…

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Address to 20th Conference of Education Ministers

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills. As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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2018 CCEM Presentation

Thank-you for that introduction. Thank you to Madam Chair, the Fijian Government, Secretary-General and Commonwealth Secretariat participants for your respective notes in this excellent conference. I am delighted to be here today to speak about Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and skills.   As many, if not all, here today would agree, technical and vocational skills…

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Education and skills key to meeting 21st century challenges

A meeting of education ministers from Commonwealth nations provides an opportunity to learn from others and share the important work being done to boost Australia’s skills base, and how it could help communities strengthen their workforces around the world.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, is attending the 20th Conference of Commonwealth…

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Tasmanian apprentices benefit from new mentoring program

Tasmanian apprentices are now benefitting from a new $60 million Federal Government initiative to support them through their training and give them the best possible chance of securing a great job and career. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills today visited a residential construction site at Mount Nelson to meet one of the first…

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