Ivanka Trump visits Georgia in workforce development push
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Trump’s oldest daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump toured a plant in Georgia Wednesday in a workforce development push.
Trump’s visit to a UPS driving training plant outside Atlanta with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was part of an effort to show the administration’s work on the economy.
The president wants to ensure “all Americans, regardless of background or age, have the opportunity to learn a new trade,” Ivanka Trump said during the tour.
UPS CEO David Abney led Trump, Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp on the tour of the facility that opened in Duluth in 2015.
UPS uses the facility and 10 others like it to train drivers using 3D simulations, classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and practice driving and making deliveries in a simulated city.
Ivanka Trump and Kemp toured a classroom and a learning lab where models of UPS trucks are set up for practice loading and unloading packages, and where workers practice techniques for walking on icy sidewalks without falling.
“We for the first time have the largest number of people in the history of this country who are employed. But there are still people who are on the sidelines,” Trump said after the tour. “We’ll take these learnings back to Washington and make sure they’re integrated into our best practices as we move forward.”
UPS signed an agreement last year to support the President Trump’s workforce development initiative, committing to offer opportunities for career advancement to more than 50,000 employees, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.