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Trump to visit Wisconsin to fill skills gap

ANI  |  Washington [U.S.] 

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Wisconsin on Tuesday to fill the skills gap in manufacturing jobs.

Fed up with the fake news reporting, Trump tweeted, "Heading to the Great State of Wisconsin to talk about JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Big progress being made as the Real News is reporting."

Trump will be accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump.

Governor Scott Walker said that President Trump's visit to Wisconsin highlights alternative education to fill the skills gap in manufacturing jobs.

"We've got jobs, but we just need people with the skills, and the qualifications and the education needed to fill them," the Times quoted Walker as saying.

The Republican governor said Trump is genuinely interested in filling this gap and not just bringing attention to the issues. Walker said he and Trump both want states to have more power in fixing this problem.

"When I talked to the president about this, it wasn't just using the bully pulpit, for which he's got the biggest bully pupil in the It was looking at all these workforce investment programs, even welfare reform, and he said give more power to the states," Walker said.

Trump is likely to visit Waukesha County Technical College.

Wisconsin has many employment opportunities but providing on-the-job training to workers in industries is needed. Wisconsin was the first state in the country to pass a law establishing apprenticeship programs in 1911.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 21:50 IST