In our country innovation tends to begin with the ingenuity and determination of our private sector leaders. Many companies have already developed successful models for educating and training apprentices in the skills of the 21st Century. Janiel, Leslieanne, Maria and Chad are graduates of these programs, choosing vocational education to jump-start their professional careers. Honored to have had the opportunity to meet these very impressive young adults at the White House last week. #WorkforceDevelopment #Latergram
Meet Maria Martinez, Founder and CEO of Respira Inc., one of the largest providers of clinical respiratory and sleep services and home medical equipment. Maria's company was born out of a shelter for women victims of domestic violence. She was determined to start her company to support people like her father, who suffer from respiratory illnesses. Maria, you inspire me! Thank you for sharing your story. #USHCC #WomensEmpowerment #WomensHistoryMonth #Latergram
Today, I had the privilege of joining President @realdonaldtrump, Chancellor Merkel and leading CEOs of US and German companies in a robust discussion centered on workforce development. We also heard from graduates of exemplary Apprenticeship programs on the important role vocational education has played in their professional careers. I applaud my father's commitment to creating millions of jobs and ensuring that all Americans have the skills training they need to succeed in the modern workforce. #WorkforceDevelopment
Meet Claudia Mirza, Founder and CEO of Akorbi and @theushcc “Businesswoman of the Year." After losing her job, Claudia was determined to start her own company. Akorbi now offers a full range of language services in 177 languages. Her passion, vision, and determination is deeply inspiring! #USHCC #SmallBusiness
#Repost @theushcc with @repostapp ・・・ Thank you to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to join these incredible businesswomen in a meaningful discussion on small businesses and access to capital!