Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump will be awarded by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for supporting manufacturing.
Ivanka will be the inaugural recipient of the NAMs Alexander Hamilton Award next Wednesday. The event will mark the 125th anniversary of the NAM’s founding as well as the launch of the association’s historic.
“Ivanka Trump embodies the collaborative spirit and relentless drive needed to solve manufacturers’ most pressing challenge — the workforce crisis. Like no one in government has ever done, she has provided singular leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to modern manufacturing in America,” NAM President Jay Timmons said in a statement. “The Alexander Hamilton Award honors leaders who have made exceptional contributions to growing manufacturing in the United States and to empowering more Americans with high-tech, high-paying modern manufacturing job. For her work bringing together leaders of industry, government, and academia to put in-demand careers within reach for all Americans, Ivanka stands out as the perfect choice for this award.”
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.
According to NAM, Ivanka is a “champion of promoting the many pathways to well-paying, high-skilled manufacturing jobs.” She joined NAM’s Manufacturing Institute in September to announce a major expansion of a skills training and apprenticeship program created by Toyota Motor North America. Toyota’s Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) program will now be managed by the Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner for NAM.
“The Administration is committed to ensuring inclusive growth and opportunity in our booming economy by creating pathways for all Americans, regardless of age or background, to acquire the skills needed to secure and retain high paying jobs,” Trump said at an event in Alabama supporting the FAME program. “I applaud the Toyota Motor Company and Manufacturing Institute for expanding the FAME program, which will build upon the economic successes we’ve had in the manufacturing industry.”
She will receive her award in Washington at NAM’s Creators Wanted kick off.
“America is home to the best workforce in the world, but the skills of today do not mirror those of tomorrow. I am committed to ensuring our workforce is equipped with the skills they need to seize the vast opportunities that lie ahead,” Ivanka said in a statement.