n this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump stands before President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ivanka Trump is scheduled to visit the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner on Tuesday for a workforce development announcement, according to White House officials.
As advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump will announce the expansion of workforce development and apprenticeship opportunities across the state. She is also the daughter of President Donald Trump.
“The Administration is committed to ensuring inclusive growth and opportunity in our booming economy by creating pathways for all Americans, regardless of age or background, to acquire the skills needed to secure and retain high paying jobs,” said Ivanka Trump in a statement.
Also attending the event will be National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee, Toyota North America Executive Vice President Chris Nielsen and Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Michael Lamach.
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park in North Alabama is made up of three facilities that educate and train workers in automation and robotics jobs. The largest of the facilities is a 60,000-square-foot robotics maintenance training center.
Ivanka Trump and officials will tour the park, and Ivanka Trump is scheduled to meet with students participating in the apprenticeship program.
The National Association of Manufacturers recently pledged to create nearly 1.2 million career and training opportunities through President Donald Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers initiative.
“Manufacturers have a half million jobs to fill today, and we’ll have millions more over the coming decade,” said Timmons in a statement. “Our industry is stepping up to be the solution, and providing opportunities for Americans young and old to find meaningful careers in a growing and transforming industry.”
Timmons also thanked the Trump administration for its support for expanding apprenticeship programs.
The Robotics Technology Park opened in 2010 and was created through a partnership between the state of Alabama and the Alabama Community College System.