Today President Trump signed an executive order intended to expand apprenticeship and remove regulations surrounding it. In his remarks, he highlighted the story of Charles Robel, a veteran that is currently completing an apprenticeship.
Below is an excerpt from Trump’s speech:
Charles Robel is here with us from Wisconsin, where I just left, actually, yesterday. I was with Governor Walker. Charles is a three-time combat veteran who bravely served our nation — highly respected. After Charles came back from the war, he, like so many other Americans, faced very tough economic times.
Charles began taking machine tool operation courses from a technical college. He immediately excelled. […] And by the end of his year-long apprenticeship, Charles will be making more than $60,000 a year and going up a lot higher than that. And he loves what he does. I think you really love it, right? Yes, loves it.
Charles, we thank you for your service to a country — to our country, both in the military and in exactly what you’re doing right now, which is so important. And we congratulate you on this exciting new career, and you’re going to have some great future. Thank you, Charles, appreciate it.