By Elizabeth Gentle| September 8, 2019 at 2:15 PM CDT – Updated September 10 at 7:02 PM
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) – Manufacturers across the country are facing the problem of having more open jobs than skilled workers to fill them. That’s why first daughter Ivanka Trump is getting involved in a program that could be a game-changer when it comes to skilled labor.
The first daughter stopped by the Alabama Robotics Technology Center in Decatur Tuesday to help launch an initiative to help increase skilled technicians in Alabama and the rest of the country.
“The president launched our pledge to the American’s worker just a little over a year ago. Toyota signed that pledge committing to reskilling 200,000 employees, creating new job opportunities, and training opportunities for them. NAM signed that pledge 1.2 million new training opportunities for American workers. In total over 340 companies have signed our pledge creating 13 million training opportunities for Americans of all ages across this nation,” said Trump.
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