Ivanka Trump and Mike Pompeo to visit Wichita this week

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington
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Secretary of State and Mike Pompeo and Ivanka Trump will be in Wichita this week for an event at WSU Tech and to visit with some of the city's aviation workers.

The White House said in a news release that Pompeo and Ivanka, the president's eldest daughter and senior advisor, will first visit WSU-Tech National Center for Aviation Training for a tour and roundtable.

Dr. Sheree Utash, president of WSU Tech and vice president of workforce development at Wichita State University, is a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board co-chaired by Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

The Board is made up of business, education, government, and not-for-profit leaders who provide recommendations on how to ensure American workers remain the best workforce in the world.

After the roundtable, a group of Wichita-based aviation companies will sign the Pledge to America's Workers, including Spirit AeroSystems. The White House says the pledge is an initiative that boasts pledges from over 360 companies who have so far committed to over 14 million new or enhanced career and job training opportunities for American workers.

Pompeo and Ivanka Trump will also visit Textron Aviation for a tour and meet and greet with employees who have benefited from Textron's Pledge to America's Workers commitment of 22,240 opportunities.

THE PLEDGE TO AMERICA'S WORKERS:

"The White House Pledge to America's Workers was launched by President Trump and spearheaded by Ivanka Trump in July of 2018. The mission was to call upon employers large and small to join this initiative to create more jobs, strengthen our economy, and restore hopeful futures to countless families.

In July 2018 when the Pledge was launched, Ivanka stated that the goal was to 'ensure that every American can move from an entry-level job into a lifelong career.' She went on to say 'Our hope is that millions of men and women who have been on the sidelines will now have the chance to find fulfilling work that lifts up them and their families. Our vision is to create a workforce culture that fosters and prioritizes life-long learning.' (WSJ)

By signing the Pledge, companies and trade groups commit to creating new or enhanced career opportunities over the next five years for American students and workers from high-school age to near-retirement, whether through apprenticeships and work-based learning, continuing education, on-the-job training, and/or reskilling.

Since the launch of the Pledge, over 14 millionnew or enhanced career opportunities have been pledged by over 360 companies. Udacity has now joined this growing group."
 

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