Launch of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP said veterans and current Australian Defence Force personnel on the Gold Coast would benefit from employment initiatives the Prime Minister announced today. Minister Andrews called on local businesses to recognise the unique skills Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel bring to…

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Scott Cam promotes opportunities from apprenticeships

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training, the Hon. Karen Andrews has teamed up with host of The Block, Scott Cam, to showcase the importance and value of Australian Apprenticeships.   ‘Scotty’ Cam is not only host of the hit TV show, he is also an active Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador in his free time. He…

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Remembrance Day 2016

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, is encouraging the community to honour Remembrance Day and remember every Australian who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. “Remembrance Day on Friday November 11 marks 98 years since the Armistice that ended the…

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Putting industry at the centre of training

The Turnbull Government today announced the final Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) that will work with industry in developing training packages. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills the Hon. Karen Andrews MP said Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA) would establish a SSO to service the manufacturing sector, bringing the total number of SSOs announced…

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Young apprentices prepare for the world stage

Some of Australia’s brightest young tradies are sharpening their skills in readiness for a major international challenge next year that will see them compete with their peers on the world stage.   Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, today wished the group of 25 apprentices well for their first day in camp…

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New bridge at Mudgeeraba Creek ensures dry feet for Gold Coast students

A new pedestrian/cyclist bridge built to ensure primary school students and other local residents can safely cross Mudgeeraba Creek was opened today in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the new $1.8 million bridge – built above the creek’s one-in-500-year flood level – replaces a temporary causeway…

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