Foxconn assembles smartphones and other devices for Apple, Sony, Blackberry and other brands - mostly in China.
"It's an aspirational goal", Seleznow said, referring to the 5 million-apprenticeship target.
The White House officials emphasized that the president's apprenticeship program isn't a dig at university education. But the administration is reluctant to devote more taxpayer money to the effort. This Excellence in Apprenticeship Program will seek information to recognize and commend efforts by a variety of entities to establish apprenticeship programs. At the end of the program, the apprentice receives a certification. Trump said the company made phones, computers and televisions.
Trump had campaigned on creating jobs. Through this project, we will identify at least 450 apprentices in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, and put them on a defined pathway to management-level positions through on-the-job paid training and standardized instruction.
Instead of starting with Labor Department regulations, the apprenticeships would be largely designed by industries looking to fill specific jobs.
The president toured a classroom full of tool-and-die machines that simulated a factory floor, accompanied by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Even the hardest-core skeptics of the Trump Administration must admit that this is a good idea and the most well-known boss and trainer of apprentices - Donald TrumpDonald TrumpClinton: "Wonder Woman" seems "right up my alley" Washington Post tops 1 billion page views in May OPINION: Sorry Newt, the right must tone down the vitriol too MORE - is certainly the man for the job.
Trump is actually borrowing from President Obama by calling for better training for workers, though Trump, of course, can claim special affection for the persona of the apprentice.
The Trump administration has taken plenty of heat from congressional Democrats and others, including a few Republicans, by calling for deep cuts to federal job-training programs while also seeking to expand apprenticeships.
The shortages for specifically trained workers cut across multiple job sectors beyond Trump's beloved construction trades. From putting Americans at risk at Trump University, to putting forward a budget that attacks almost every facet of life for working families, President Trump is not living up to his promises on the campaign trail.
"The President has to match his rhetoric with funding", Khanna said in a statement.
And following the executive order, Trump is expected to call on Congress to act. He's pulling a bait and switch on the American people.
"It's time to give American families quality, reliable and affordable health care", he said.
In Utah, we have many production and manufacturing jobs that go unfilled.
Not many. Only about 500,000 people enrolled in registered apprenticeship programs in the USA, including an apprenticeship program run by the military.
"Obamacare is one the greatest catastrophes that our country has signed into law". He singled out Michael and Tammy Kushman of Marinette County, Wisconsin, and Robert and Sarah Stoll of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Some moderate GOP senators have raised concerns about parts of the measure OK'd by the House.
The executive order is more of a directive and less a dramatic change in administrative policy. The fundraiser will be "one of the biggest events we've ever had for a statewide elected official", Walker said.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also participated in the roundtable.