Working together to create 50,000 new Victorian apprenticeships

A new campaign that aims to create 50,000 apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria by 2020 would be a shot in the arm for the state’s economy. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today helped launch the ‘Apprenticeships for all Victorians’ campaign, run by Apprenticeships Matter.  Minister Andrews said it dovetails with the…

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Skilling Australians Fund needed to drive apprenticeship growth

The latest report on the number of apprentices and trainees currently in training provides some encouraging signs but still confirms the need for the full implementation of the Turnbull Government’s strategy to boost Vocational Education and Training (VET). Figures released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) found there were 261,900…

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New, comprehensive voice for aged care skills and workforce planning

An Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is being formed to tackle critical skills and workforce issues identified by the Turnbull Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce. The new IRC will include consumer advocates, peak industry bodies and employer and employee representatives. The IRC will be established by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to review…

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NEW EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SOUTHERN GOLD COAST

New export opportunities, that will drive southern Gold Coast jobs, will be created following the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the agreement is one of the most comprehensive trade deals concluded and will eliminate more than 98 per cent of tariffs in a trade…

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Southern Gold Coast leads the charge in jobs growth

The southern Gold Coast continues to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s job creating policies with a big fall in the area’s unemployment rate over the last year. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the jobless rate in the electorate fell by 0.7 per cent in the 12 months to December 2017 to become the lowest…

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Language learning for preschoolers on the southern Gold Coast

Over 800 children at 24 preschools on the southern Gold Coast will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year, thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program.  Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said it was encouraging to see to see so many southern Gold Coast preschools taking part…

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Celebrating 2018 NAIDOC Week on the southern Gold Coast

Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate NAIDOC Week this year with a $1.4 million grants round.  Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, is encouraging communities to apply for a grant to host a local celebration here on the southern Gold Coast. “NAIDOC Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the history, culture…

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