Trump unveils STEM-focused jobs initiative for 'new generation of American workers'

Trump unveils STEM-focused jobs initiative for 'new generation of American workers'

Source / author: 
Fox Business
Publication date: 
25 September 2017
Publication type: 
News
Country: 
United States

President Donald Trump unveiled a new program at the White House on Monday to boost education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a particular focus on computer science and coding. "The workplace is changing, we need to create new pathways for our citizens to get the best jobs," Trump said. "Greater access to STEM and computer science programs will ensure our [children] have the skills they need to compete, and win, in the [workforce]."

 

Trump signed a presidential memorandum Monday afternoon directing the Department of Education to allocate at least $200 million per year in grant funds to the STEM and computer science fields, part of the administration’s effort to train workers for the jobs of the future.