Aussie skills shine on the world stage

The world’s largest and most prestigious international skills competition has wrapped up with 4 competitors from Australia taking home medals in their selected fields. The 44th WorldSkills Competition was held in Abu Dhabi this week with participants showcasing their skills in a wide range of fields, from 3D digital game art to hairdressing, welding and…

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NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE TO DELIVER AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE ELECTRICITY

The Turnbull Government will accept the recommendation of the Energy Security Board (ESB) for a new National Energy Guarantee to deliver more affordable and reliable electricity while meeting our international commitments. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said under The Guarantee households and businesses across the southern Gold Coast would have access to affordable and reliable…

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Higher Apprenticeships Pilot on course for success

An innovative pilot program that partners training providers with industry is providing positive results. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, visited Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and met with participants of the Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships Pilot. “One of five pilots in a $9.2 million program funded by the Australian Government,…

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Southern Gold Coast preschools urged to offer language learning in 2018

Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews is encouraging local preschools to introduce southern Gold Coast preschoolers to a new language in 2018. Applications are now open for participation in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program which engages preschoolers with languages other than English through a series of fun, play-based apps thatare aligned to the…

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Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War. Mrs Andrews said…

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10,000 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS OFF WELFARE AND INTO WORK UNDER PaTH PROGRAM

The Turnbull Government has assisted 10,000 long-term unemployed young Australians to get off welfare and into work through the Youth Bonus Wage subsidy component of the Youth Jobs PaTH program. Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said the Youth Jobs PaTH program is delivering significant outcomes by getting young people off welfare, into work and ensuring…

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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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