Supporting Younger Veterans Grants announced

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, announced today that younger veterans would benefit from an innovative local project on the southern Gold Coast that has received Federal Government funding.  Mrs Andrews said Currumbin RSL will receive $24,013.00 for a project to employ a coordinator to create and deliver a program which provides opportunities for younger…

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Inaugural VET in schools forum, promoting new opportunities for students

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today officially opened the inaugural VET in Schools Forum hosted by Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. The forum brings together educators, training providers and work placement organisations to discuss the promotion of pathways and career opportunities vocational education offers school students. “This is a terrific initiative…

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Call for university maths and science students to act as STEM ambassadors

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, has encouraged university maths and science students to act as ambassadors for STEM subjects in their local communities. Minister Andrews made the comments while officially opening the Australians Maths and Science Institute winter school at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane that's attracted students from…

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Do you know someone worthy of an Order of Australia award?

Do you know someone worthy of an Order of Australia award? Any Australian can nominate a fellow citizen for recognition in the Order of Australia. The awards recognise a person’s contribution at international, national or community level and if you someone on the southern Gold Coast who’s been doing extraordinary work, now is the time…

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Opening of the Inaugural 2017 VET in Schools Forum

This is a terrific occasion — an inaugural gathering of people dedicated to advancing vocational education and training in schools. I note that we have teachers, trainers, industry representatives, work placement providers, training package developers and members of education authorities here in the room. You are doing the creative thinking, the advocating, the innovating and…

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Opening of the 2017 AMSI Winter School

I am honoured to be invited here today to open AMSI’s 2017 Winter School on the Computational Foundations of Data Science.  It’s also a pleasure to be back here at the Queensland University of Technology from where I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1983. I especially welcome all the students and early career researchers…

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Veterans’ Health Week to promote physical activity in veterans

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today said Government grants are available to support events organised by local Ex-Service Organisations and community groups on the southern Gold Coast for Veterans’ Health Week 2017. Veterans Health Week (VHW) will run from Saturday, 21 October, to Sunday, 29 October, with the theme of ‘physical activity’. Mrs Andrews…

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Trade workshops open at Nerang State High School

State-of-the-art engineering and construction workshops at Nerang State High School were officially opened today and will help put students on the path to a rewarding job and career. Federal Member for McPherson and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews officially opened the new facilities as part of the $2.2 million GC Resource…

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