U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development In Elizabethtown, Kentucky
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where he joined Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) to highlight workforce development and apprenticeships. The Secretary and Congressman toured Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and held a roundtable discussion with educators and manufacturers. Secretary Scalia and Congressman Guthrie also visited Summit Polymers to meet with employees and tour the facility.
“As industry increasingly demands specific skills from workers, apprenticeships and work-based training will be more important than ever in preparing Americans for good-paying jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “I was pleased to visit Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to learn about their approach to worker training and had a good discussion at Summit Polymers about the policies needed for American manufacturing to thrive.”
“Kentucky’s Second District is home to great schools and businesses that are working hard to help Kentuckians learn the skills they need for jobs in our rapidly changing economy. I was proud to have the opportunity today to show Secretary Scalia and the administration how Kentucky is continuing to increase and create workforce opportunities, such as apprenticeships here in the Second District. I want to thank Secretary Scalia for taking the time to visit today and to talk to me about how we can help more people enter the workforce,” said Congressman Guthrie.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.