by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2018
As America celebrated its 136th Labor Day, Ivanka Trump is relishing her new role as advocate for “the forgotten men and women of this country.”
A senior Trump administration official noted that the president’s daughter and adviser “spent two years on the campaign and heard first hand how people felt like they were the forgotten man or woman and how nobody was looking out for them. That really resonated with her.”
Ivanka has unexpectedly emerged as her father’s jobs czar, Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard wrote on Sept. 3.
She is now “the face of the administration’s effort to boost jobs training, tighten the focus on computers and high-tech in schools and make vocational education just as cool as a Princeton degree.”
The first daughter “has proven to be adroit at Washington politics, which is saying lots for someone not from here. She has an ability to congregate the right people around the table to get things accomplished,” a friend of Ivanka told Bedard.
Ivanka’s latest win “was having the president sign the revamped Perkins Act jobs training package now dubbed the ‘Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,’ ” Bedard wrote. “It set aside $1.2 billion annually for programs in states to help 11 million students. And it came with fewer strings attached than earlier versions.”
The Trump administration’s efforts have led to more jobs, more firms offering apprenticeships, and schools around the country putting more money into computer and high-tech classes, Bedard noted.
“The great reward of national service is seeing the policies and initiatives we’re working on uplifting and making more prosperous Americans of all ages and backgrounds,” Ivanka told Bedard.
“The president pledged to fight for the forgotten men and women of this country, and he asked me to lead this effort to create economic growth and job creation through workforce development and vocational training to do just that,” she added.
As for Ivanka: “What it does for her is give the satisfaction at seeing that there are policies and other things that are being worked on by this administration that will help American working families. That is putting people on paths to good paying jobs and are helping middle income families feel relief and feel good and feel success,” said a top administration official.