Ivanka Trump coming to Iowa to promote infrastructure plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) —
Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President, will travel to Waukee on Monday to promote legislation designed to improve the nation's infrastructure. The President's daughter will appear alongside Governor Kim Reynolds at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center. The visit is designed to showcase how specialized workforce training can help fill a skills gap in available jobs in Iowa and the rest of the nation.
In a conference call with Iowa reporters Friday, Ivanka Trump emphasized Governor Reynolds' support for workforce initiatives, including a bill currently making its way through the Iowa Statehouse. She also highlighted effort to fill open jobs in STEM fields and efforts to make sure workers and students receive the training and education they need to apply and fill those positions.
Trump says she does not plan to take part in any campaign events with Governor Reynolds while in Iowa. Reynolds is currently running for her first full term as Governor and faces a primary challenge from former Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett.