President Donald J. Trump announced his Pledge to America’s Workers a year ago, which Whitehouse.gov called, “a landmark effort to train and reskill our nation’s workforce.”
The administration’s 1600 Daily newsletter reports:
The results have been incredible, with more than 9 million training opportunities pledged for American job seekers and students. In honor of the Pledge’s success, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump traveled to Iowa last week to get a first-hand look at one of the training centers where American ingenuity is taking off.
“Iowa has an unbelievable story,” she said. “This is a great climate, a great opportunity. But it brings to bear a unique challenge, which is the fact that people need [skilled] workers.” More of those newly skilled workers will be prepared to step in soon: Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker committed to 15,000 more opportunities for U.S. workers on Friday.
“This is exactly why it’s so important to leave D.C.,” Ms. Trump said.
“States’s really are the laboratory of innovation,” she added.
Ms. Trump’s visit to the Hy-VeeInnovation center inspired the remarks. Find out more in the video below.
Ms. Trump describes the administration’s commitment to the American workforce in the video below:
More from Whitehouse.gov:
President Trump’s agenda is driving an economic resurgence that is creating more and more opportunities for American workers.
- More than 5.3 million jobs were created between President Trump’s election and his second State of the Union Address alone.
- February 2019 marked the 12th consecutive month that America’s unemployment rate remained at 4 percent or below.
- In early 2019, wage growth for U.S. workers hit its fastest pace in a decade.
This high-energy growth environment presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that companies must find more workers with specific skill sets to fill an increasing number of open jobs. The opportunity is that with more affordable, relevant training, many American workers will now have the chance to move into better jobs that deliver bigger paychecks.
On July 19, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker.
Comprised of senior Administration officials, the National Council for the American Worker is charged with developing a National strategy for training and retraining the workers needed across high-demand industries. The group will convene voices from the public, private, education, labor, and not-for-profit sectors to enhance employment opportunities for Americans of all ages.