Presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump took in Pittsburgh’s robotics scene Tuesday.
The president’s daughter visited Astrobotic, a space delivery company in the Strip District, talked with the Girls of Steel robotics team and met with leaders from some of the city’s top tech companies, said Brian Kennedy, senior vice president for operations and government affairs at the Pittsburgh Technology Council, which helped organize the visit.
Kennedy said Trump talked about the need to educate students and train workers for jobs in the high-tech economy.
“She’s very interested in supporting the full spectrum of developing the workforce,” Kennedy said, adding that Trump spent time talking about the need for training experienced workers at risk of being left behind. “It was good to hear her focus on the entire pipeline.”
Conversations with the White House started in June when the Pittsburgh Technology Council took a group of companies to Washington. They met with leaders in the House, Senate and White House to talk about Pittsburgh’s technology scene, STEM education and concerns they had with visa delays and immigration reform..."