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Commerce Secretary John Bryson to Visit MCTC

Secretary and Former CEO to Join Mayor Rybak and Representative Ellison in a Discussion with Business Leaders, Educators at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Commerce Secretary John BrysonThis Friday, Commerce Secretary and former CEO John Bryson will travel to Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he will tour the school’s facilities, where students are receiving hands on technical training, with Mayor R.T. Rybak and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, as well as hold a discussion with business leaders, students and educators, including Steven Rosenstone, Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The discussion will focus on how the Obama Administration can continue to support successful partnerships between community colleges and businesses to train and place skilled workers. 

The Secretary will also give brief remarks before the discussion, highlighting President Obama’s plans to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing and encourage innovation and workforce development in high tech fields. In the State of the Union, which Secretary Bryson attended a little over two weeks ago, the President called on Congress to pass legislation to provide 2 million unemployed Americans with the job training necessary to fill technical positions.

Secretary Bryson will also discuss the Department of Commerce’s efforts to support American manufacturers, so they’re better able to build their products in America and sell them all around the globe. Secretary Bryson was recently named by the President to co-chair the White House Office of Manufacturing Policy to help better coordinate policy across the entire administration.