New resources showcase high-quality VET in secondary schools

Schools, training providers, parents and students will benefit from a series of new videos and case studies that highlight best practise in delivering vocational education and training (VET) in secondary schools. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the resources, available from today on the Preparing Secondary Students for Work (PSSFW) website,…

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VET to play a key role in providing the skilled workers Indi needs

Vocational education and training (VET) can play a key role in helping grow the local economy of Indi by providing the skilled workforce local industries need according to Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews. Minister Andrews made the comments while visiting the electorate in northern Victoria and meeting with local…

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15 hours of preschool a week for all Gold Coast children

The Turnbull Government will ensure all Gold Coast children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education.    Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP said more than 2300 children on the Southern Gold Coast alone were set to reap the benefits of an additional $2.9…

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2017 McPherson Awards

Some of the Southern Gold Coast’s hardest working community volunteers will be recognised at an awards ceremony at Robina this Friday.   The 7th annual McPherson Awards will be presented by local Federal Member Karen Andrewsto celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of volunteers in the electorate.   “There are many people in our…

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Giving back to our volunteers on the Gold Coast

Volunteer organisations on the southern Gold Coast are among nearly 2,700 across Australia who’ll benefit from $10 million in Turnbull Government grants to support the important work of community volunteers. Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, said the grants will provide vital support to local community organisations that help many of our…

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Gold Coast schools to boost digital literacy skills

Two Gold Coast schools will be taking a big step in skilling their students for the futurethanks to funding as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Turnbull Government.  Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced All Saints Anglican School will receive $48,000 and Somerset College will receive $50,000 throughthe Digital…

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Company tax cuts to provide more apprenticeship opportunities

Federal Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews, says the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for small and medium businesses will provide more opportunities for young people to take up an apprenticeship.  Minister Andrews joined Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta, to visit local company Corona Cabinets that already employs 17 apprentices servicing…

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M1 upgrade secured

Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, says the deal that will end the gridlock between Exits 82 and 85 on the M1 is the result of local state and federal MPs working with their communities. “The deal is great news for anyone who travels along this section of the M1 but it was the work that…

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Karen Andrews calls community meeting on PFAS testing

Concerned residents will be able to hear directly from Airservices Australia and other government departments regarding the latest testing for PFAS at the Gold Coast Airport (GCA) at a meeting organised by Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews. The full report and Airservices Australia statement can be found at http://newsroom.airservicesaustralia.com/news/no-pfas-detected-in-cobaki-broadwater-seafood-testing. Mrs Andrews said…

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Former ADF members encouraged to take up apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews is encouraging former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to consider taking up an apprenticeship as they transition into civilian life. Speaking at the Australian Defence Force Skills and Apprenticeships Forum hosted by TAFE Directors Australia at Parliament House today, Minister Andrews said skills developed…

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