President Trump In Wisconsin To Speak On Healthcare And Jobs

President Trump was in Wisconsin today discussing a variety of topics including the Affordable Healthcare Act. The president spoke to a crowd at the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee about replacing the current healthcare law with a new one.

He says too many people have been forced off their insurance plans or have to pay more.

The president says "These citizens deserve so much better."

"No matter how good it is, this is the greatest healthcare plan ever devised, we will get zero votes by the obstructionists; the democrats. It's time to give American families quality, reliable, affordable healthcare, and that's what we're working very hard to do."

Trump Talks Apprenticeships

President Trump and two cabinet members also toured Waukesha County Technical College to discuss vocational training. The president talked about apprenticeships during his tour of Waukesha County Technical College as a way to fill job gaps in Wisconsin Fox 25/48's Jessica Bringe has more from Chippewa Valley Technical College. 

Chippewa Valley Technical College says its encouraging students to consider the option of on-the-job training while in school.

"It really gives us another approach to educating students and getting them into the workforce."

The idea is for students to have paid internships set up through the department of workforce development in fields like construction or manufacturing while attending school and oftentimes CVTC says companies will even foot the bill.

"They would not accumulate as much debt, if any, because they'd be working and their employer would help provide the tuition reimbursement, or tuition funding for the program, and then they develop their skillset while still working on the job starting."

Yesterday, CVTC added an additional apprenticeships program bringing the total number of apprenticeships offered up to eight.

"We've added apprenticeships in our industrial maintenance area and our machine tool area where students can come in one day a week and learn the technical content that we will deliver and then they'll get the real hands on experience when they're out on the job four days a week."

The labor department says nine out of ten apprentices find jobs after completing their programs, which CVTC says benefits not only the students but local employers as well.

"Any method to get more people participating in these skilled trades and skilled areas is helpful for the community and region."

In Eau Claire, Jessica Bringe, Fox 25/48 News at Nine.


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