2018 Australian Training Awards – Recognition of Excellence

For 25 years, the Australian Training Awards have paid tribute to excellence in Australia’s vocational education and training sector by showcasing people, businesses and organisations who have invested in real skills for real careers Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, today called for applications for the country’s preeminent award   program. “The…

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76 Local Heroes honoured at McPherson Community Awards

76 unsung local heroes have been acknowledged today with a McPherson Community Achiever Award celebrating their tireless dedication to volunteering. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, said she was honoured to present the awards to such a diverse group of local heroes who voluntarily give their time and expertise to a myriad of clubs…

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Major works begin on M1 Mudgeeraba to Varsity Upgrade

The official “sod turning” and commencement of major works to upgrade the Mudgeeraba to Varsity section of the M1 has been welcomed by Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews. “This vital upgrade is something I have worked with our community to achieve.  I am delighted that we will finally see the commencement of works to…

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Pioneering ways to improve the language and employment for new migrants

The Federal Government is set to trial new projects within the Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP) to improve employment outcomes and boost language confidence for new migrants. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the trial projects have been announced through AMEP’s inaugural Innovative Projects initiative. “The projects include a podcast for…

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$1 Billion Federal Funding delivered to fix the M1

The notorious M1 bottleneck on the southern Gold Coast can now be fixed, with the Federal Government making a significant $1 billion commitment to get the job done, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has announced. “After a long and hard fight, this is great news for local residents and I’m delighted that we are…

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Skills and training to play critical role in naval ship building

The establishment of a Naval Shipbuilding College will help drive a new wave of skills development in Australia, according to Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews. The Turnbull Government today announced the Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute which will collaborate with key education and…

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Southern Gold Coast Roads to see Upgrades thanks to New Funding

Currumbin Creek Road is set to be upgraded thanks to two funding packages announced today that will together provide over $1.3 million for repairs following Cyclone Debbie and for safety upgrades. $787,966 is being contributed by Commonwealth, State and Local Governments out of a $40 million Betterment Fund to restore sections of Currumbin Creek Road…

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Naval shipbuilding college to meet naval shipbuilding needs

The Naval Shipbuilding College will be established and managed by the Naval Shipbuilding Institute to work with shipbuilders to understand their workforce requirements throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment, while leveraging a national network of education and training providers to deliver the specific skills required.  Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher…

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