Speech to the VELG Conference

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to address this conference.The VELG conference is always a highlight on the vocational education calendar, attracting people from all over the sector.  You are the people at the forefront of vocational education and training in this country, who recognise its intrinsic value and critical importance – both…

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Speech to TDA Conference

Thank you, Mary for your kind introduction and thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. It’s always important to come and hear about the issues affecting our public training providers.  Looking around the room I can see representatives from government, industry and the skills training sector from Australia and across the world. …

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Tenders called for new apprentice mentoring program

The Turnbull Government is taking another important step in its plan to help thousands of Australians complete apprenticeships and traineeships to secure jobs and careers. Tenders are being called to provide intensive early support for apprentices and trainees, as part of the Government’s Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices program.  Assistant Minister for Vocational Education…

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Local businesses encouraged to nominate for Veteran’s employment awards

Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has called on businesses and veterans on the southern Gold Coast to nominate for the inaugural Veterans’ Employment Awards. Mrs Andrews said the Veterans’ Employment Awards recognise businesses and organisations that created employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of serving Defence members. It would also recognise veterans who had…

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Launch of Adult Learners Week 2017

Good afternoon, and thank you for inviting me to launch Adult Learners Week for 2017, and thank you to all of you for being here today. I acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, and pay my respects to Elders past, present and future. I also acknowledge all Aboriginal and…

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