Employers commit to training 3.8 million workers
The economy has come roaring back to life under President Donald J. Trump. This high-energy growth presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that companies must find more workers to fill a growing number of open jobs. The opportunity is that with the right training, American workers will have the chance to move into better jobs with bigger paychecks.
This new national movement began by asking companies and trade groups to sign a Pledge to America’s Workers. Yesterday, 23 organizations were the first to sign that pledge, committing to 3,817,700 new opportunities for our country’s great workforce.
President Trump promised to make Government work for ordinary Americans, and support for workforce training is key to that vision. “These great companies . . . are affirming their commitment to train American workers for American jobs,” the President said.
His new Executive Order also establishes the National Council for the American Worker, which will develop a national strategy for workforce development. Unlike piling burdensome regulations on employers, the Council’s focus on transparency will actually help the economy, allowing students and workers to make informed decisions about their careers.
Watch the highlights: President hosts workers and business leaders at the White House
Judge Kavanaugh, as seen by his students
“Anonymous evaluations of professors by their students can be caustic or catty. But they are also unfailingly candid,” Adam Liptak of The New York Times writes. “Over the last decade, about 350 law students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown expressed views on classes offered by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.”
The verdict? “With rare exceptions, they praised his mastery of legal materials, intellectual rigor, fair-mindedness and accessibility,” Liptak writes.
The quotes from his students speak for themselves:
- “Kavanaugh is the best professor I have had in law school.”
- “Judge Kavanaugh’s presentation seemed very evenhanded.”
- “I honestly believe I took a class that was instructed by a future Supreme Court justice.”