White House adviser Ivanka Trump visited GM’s new training facility at the global technology and design headquarters in Detroit, developing the national strategy to train and support U.S. workers, according to CNBC on Sept. 2. 

Ivanka’s visit promotes the training centers established by the Executive Order that U.S. President Donald Trump, her father, signed in 2018 to establish the President’s National Council for the American Worker.

“This is something that the president has been passionate about since the day he took office, championing the American worker and creating more pathways and opportunities for the American workers,” Ivanka Trump said during her visit to GM.

 

General Motors CEO Mary Barra led Ivanka Trump on a tour of the new training facility.

“Technology is changing so quickly,” Barra said. “We have invested in creating this new facility and are in the process of creating another facility,”  according to CNBC.

“President Trump is committed to investing in America’s most important economic resource—our workers,” the White House said. 

“Through his Promise to America’s Workers, hundreds of companies are training our citizens for the high-paying jobs of the future. GM signed the Pledge with an initial commitment of 11,000 training opportunities. A year later, it increased that to 46,000,” the White House added.

The council, of 14 federal agencies, is developing a national strategy to train and retrain workers for high-demand occupations and industries of the future.

The initiative links job creators and trade organizations to educate, train, and retrain America’s workforce. 

Since then, more than 447 companies and organizations have contributed more than 16 million new education and training opportunities for U.S. students and workers, to be completed in the next five years, according to White House data.