Ivanka Trump coming to Detroit for STEM education event with Gilbert

Ivanka Trump coming to Detroit for STEM education event with Gilbert

Ivanka Trump coming to Detroit for STEM education event with Gilbert

The other key component of the planned STEM boost - partnership with major technology companies - is expected to be publicly revealed September 26, when Trump adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump will join business chiefs to announce private-sector commitments, according to tech website Recode. Within 30 days of the Congress passing final appropriations for each fiscal year for which the priority established under subsection (a) of this section is in effect, the Secretary shall identify the grant programs to which the STEM priority will apply and estimate the total amount of such grant funds that will support high-quality STEM education, including Computer Science.

"Our country has always been the leader in innovation, fueled by the skills, creativity, and grit of our workforce. In recent years with growing technological advancements, the nature of our workforce has increasingly shifted to jobs requiring a different skill set, specifically in coding and computer science", Ivanka Trump told reporters in a conference call.

Trump said the $200 million was "peanuts" but a good step forward for an important issue. The Department of Education, therefore, should prioritize helping districts recruit and train teachers capable of providing students with a rigorous education in STEM fields, focusing in particular on Computer Science.

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The White House wants U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team to establish STEM education, particularly computer science, as one her agency's priorities.

"I've asked Ivanka to lead up the White House efforts on workforce development, and the initiative today is a critical part of that endeavor", he said.

She said exposure in grades K-12 is vital.

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The businesses that have agreed to make financial contributions have not been announced, but administration officials said they are not all technology companies.

Trump said that it was more important than ever for children to know math and technology.

On Monday, the President had some advice for the students in the Oval Office, encouraging them to "always follow your hearts". Study what you love.

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