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President Trump, Chancellor Merkel, & Business Leaders Discuss Vocational Training

Last week, President Donald J. Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and business leaders American and German companies to the Cabinet Room to discuss training our workforce for 21st century jobs, especially in manufacturing.

The President remarked that it is a top priority of his Administration to make sure we have the workforce development programs we need to ensure that American workers are ready to fill the jobs that are being created all over the country. 

The group discussed various innovative job-training programs that companies have developed in the United States and Germany, and listened to first-hand stories about how these programs are changing the lives of American students and workers. 

The President told the group that he will lead the country in an effort to embrace new and effective job-training approaches—including through online courses, high school curriculums, and private-sector investments that prepare people for good-paying careers in trade, manufacturing, technology, and sectors of the economy.  

President Trump and Chancellor Merkel agreed that both the United States and Germany will be stronger if we continue to deepen our bilateral cooperation on vocational training so that we are building off the best ideas, creating the greatest opportunity for growth, and improving the lives of our workers.