In case you missed it: Acting Secretary Su visits Pennsylvania and South Carolina, highlighting the investments of the Biden-Harris administration in creating quality employment opportunities, enhancing workforce education, and bolstering union assistance.

This week, Acting Secretary Su traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Columbia, South Carolina, to showcase the positive impact of the Biden-Harris administration’s pro-worker agenda in communities across the country.

The visit began in Pittsburgh with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, where they highlighted the administration’s investments in worker training and good jobs. They toured the Community College of Allegany County’s Center for Education, Innovation and Training, which was funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to prepare students and workers for jobs created by the administration’s Investing in America agenda. The visit concluded with a tour of the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center and a discussion with students about the importance of equitable pathways to good jobs for young people.

In Columbia, Acting Secretary Su engaged in a discussion with workers about their efforts to advocate and organize for better working conditions and increased wages in their industries. She also emphasized the importance of equitable access to training and education opportunities for vulnerable communities at Benedict College, a Historically Black College.

Media highlights from the Acting Secretary’s travels include:

– Pittsburgh Union Progress: ‘We believe in what is happening here’: U.S. education, labor secretaries tour workforce training programs in Pittsburgh (Jan. 31, 2024)

The Biden administration selected Pittsburgh as one of five workforce hubs due to the city’s collaboration among K-12 schools, higher education institutions, trade unions, and other entities. Acting Secretary Su praised Pittsburgh’s efforts in creating good jobs and opportunities for every community, stating that it could serve as a model for the nation.

– 90.5 WESA-NPR: U.S. secretaries of labor and education visit Pittsburgh to applaud workforce development (Jan. 31, 2024)

Acting Secretary Su highlighted the importance of unions having a seat at the table in building good jobs and attracting a skilled workforce. She commended Pittsburgh’s workforce development as a model for the nation.

– WOLO: Secretaries of labor and education visit Columbia to discuss workforce development (Jan. 31, 2024)

Acting Secretary Su emphasized the need for equitable access to training and education opportunities for vulnerable communities, such as military families, people formerly involved in the foster care system, and formerly incarcerated individuals. She praised Benedict College for their efforts in providing these opportunities.

Overall, Acting Secretary Su’s visits to Pittsburgh and Columbia showcased the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to creating good jobs and providing equitable access to training and education opportunities for all communities.  

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