CHICAGO – First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Chicago and Rolling Meadows on Monday to kick off National Learning Week with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, it was announced Thursday. the White House.
The purpose of the trip, the White House said, is to “underscore the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthening our economy and creating pathways to well-paying jobs through recorded apprenticeships and career-related learning.” “.
Biden and the three cabinet members will first stop at Rolling Meadows High School in the northwest suburbs to meet with students from the school’s Career Pathways program.
After that, they’re heading to Chicago to spotlight successful apprenticeship programs “providing pathways to well-paying jobs” at an event featuring Aon, a company long involved in apprenticeship programs in partnership with the Chicago Apprentice Network and the Business Roundtable.
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In September, the Biden-Harris administration launched “The Learning Ambassadors Initiative, a national network of more than 200 employers and industry organizations, labor organizations, educators, labor intermediaries and community organizations. who are committed to strengthening and diversifying recorded learning”.