Trump's Milwaukee Visit: Apprenticeships, Jobs, Walker Praised


Trump says he, Walker negotiating with electronics manufacturer to bring jobs to Wisconsin

Milwaukee,  June 13, 2017

WAUKESHA — President Donald Trump said during his visit today he and Gov. Scott Walker have engaged in talks with major electronics manufacturer about bringing jobs to Wisconsin.

“Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions and I think they’re going to give the governor a very happy surprise very soon,” Trump said during a roundtable discussion at Waukesha County Technical College, according to a pool report.

Trump did not disclose the name of the company. Trump held the roundtable with a group of 20 participants including state officials, education officials, manufacturing representatives and students following a tour of the college. The event was closed to local press.

Trump praised the facilities at WCTC, which he said “aren’t your normal lecture halls. But in a certain way, they are far more beautiful. You learn incredible skills like welding and repair.”

According to the pool report, Trump said “one of the most important questions facing” young people is access to training and education to get good-paying jobs.

He noted while he was in college there were some who didn’t have a lot of ability or didn’t like what they were doing, but were good at working on things such as engines. It is those people he is trying to help, he said, according to the pool report.

Trump said the trades keep the nation going. “We are going to do everything we can to make sure more young people have opportunities,” said Trump, who announced that he would release another portion of his apprenticeship initiative Wednesday.

Trump also praised Walker’s $3.9 million apprenticeship initiative, which provides grants to place high school students into apprenticeships.

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, noted during the campaign business leaders said they had problems finding skilled labor and that technical colleges were helping to meet that need.  READ it HERE

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