Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order

April 18, 2017

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facility, the President gave remarks and signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. After the ceremony, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:

“One of America’s greatest resources is the entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of its people. There’s a real demand among American companies for skilled workers like the ones Snap-On Tools employs.

“To strengthen our economy, we need a skilled and educated workforce. That’s why this Administration is committed to supporting and highlighting career and technical education.

“Snap-On’s partnership with Gateway Technical College is a great example of what can be achieved when business and education collaborate. Together, they provide employees with the skills necessary for good-paying jobs, in turn benefitting the entire community’s economy. This type of partnership can be replicated across the country, and the President’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order puts us on that path.

“I applaud the President for his commitment to our nation’s students and workers, and his efforts to ensure we have a workforce equipped to fill American jobs that are open and readily available today.”