Adviser to the president Ivanka Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized the significance of private sector innovation in transforming Americas workers and enabling the nations economic growth, during a roundtable meeting in Wichita, Kansas, on Oct. 24.
The two senior officials were joined by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.), company CEOs, and dozens of aviation workers and students at Wichita State University Tech National Center for Aviation Training to discuss the successes of the presidents job initiative, “Pledge to Americas Workers,” and to welcome four new signees to the pledge, including Spirit AeroSystems who has pledged to create 33,500 opportunities for American workers.
“This isnt some big government program. This is a private sector innovation and private sector desire to succeed,” Trump said during the meeting.
The “Pledge to Americas Workers” is an initiative that encourages companies to commit to creating programs and provide opportunities to educate, train, and reskill American workers of all ages. Since beginning last year, the pledge has been signed by over 350 companies who have committed to providing opportunities to over 14 million American workers.
Trump, who co-chairs the National Council for the American Worker, also touted the economic agenda and pro-growth policies implemented by the Trump administration for increasing jobs and bringing in workers with certain skill sets to fill those positions.
“The president campaigned on rebuilding the American dream and making it possible attainable and accessible to all Americans regardless of age, or background, or level of academic achievement. And he has been delivering on that vision, time and time again,” she said.
“Every demographic is enjoying unprecedented success, the lowest unemployment rates, were certainly seeing it here in Kansas with an absolutely booming economy, where the No. 1 challenge of employers is skilled workforce. Well, thats a good problem to have because its forcing employers like those here today to get creative, to reach out to the sidelines of the economy, to bring people into the workforce who may not have otherwise been given a chance and to equip them with the skills they need to secure not only a job but a career for themselves and their families.”
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