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June 13, 2017

Cagle: Georgia can partner with President Trump on workforce development

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As President Trump today unveiled his plans to boost apprenticeship programs across the nation, Casey Cagle said Georgia’s success in that arena proves the president is on the right track in regards to workforce development.

“President Trump is leading on workforce development in ways that will raise incomes for Americans who have been left behind despite working hard,” said Cagle. “I invite the president to come back to Georgia and see our GA CATT apprenticeship program that has experienced great success. GA CATT could certainly serve as a national model to fulfill his vision of higher paying jobs for American families. We want to partner with him on this project because there’s no better way to raise the standard of living for Georgia families than developing the skills needed in today’s global economy.”

The GA CATT program is a beneficial learning experience for Georgia’s students, and a useful tool for companies to train the workforce they desperately need. The program combines on-the-job training and post-secondary learning to advance students that strive for meaningful careers.

President Trump traveled to Wisconsin today to continue discussing the importance of technical training programs like GA CATT. Trump remarked, “There are millions of good jobs that lead to great careers, jobs that do not require a four-year degree.”

It’s a sentiment often expressed by Cagle.

“My grandfather always said all work that is honest work is good work,” said Cagle. “We must get back to a place where our society values every line of work.”