President Donald Trump will attend the first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Wednesday afternoon. The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board is co-chaired by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and is made up of 25 members outside of the Federal Government representing the world’s leading companies, academics
This meeting will underscore the Administration’s commitment to workforce development and focus on working collaboratively with the private sector and State governments to equip students and workers with the skills needed to succeed in their careers in the modern economy.
On July 19, President Trump signed the Executive Order creating the National Council for the American Worker, a council of Administration officials who will focus on solutions to our country’s urgent workforce issues. Since the launch, more than 200 companies and organizations have committed to providing more than 6.5 million new training and enhanced career opportunities through The Pledge to America’s Workers. The Board Members alone have committed to 1.4 million new opportunities.
The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. EST.