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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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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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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VET Student Loans Provider Application round open

Quality training providers are invited to apply to become eligible to offer VET Student Loans under the Turnbull Government’s new sustainable, student-focused vocational education and training system. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews , said the second formal application round is an important integrity measure to ensure only high quality training providers…

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Final report under failed VET FEE-HELP scheme released

Reforms implemented by the Coalition Government to stop the haemorrhaging in the VET FEE HELP scheme ahead of its eventual scrapping had a significant positive impact in addressing problems caused by Labor’s failed policy. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, said the 2016 VET FEE-HELP Statistical Report showed the measures the…

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