WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Education Department Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), and Wyoming Machines Owner and President Traci Tapani to highlight the importance of investing in workforce development in the upcoming infrastructure package. During her remarks, Klobuchar emphasized the need to support and increase access to skills training and apprenticeship programs.

“We’re all here for the same reason -- to rebuild our workforce and move our country forward...I believe ours should be a country where we make stuff, where we invent things, where we export to the world,” said Klobuchar.

She continued: “Right now, we know we have workforce shortages in certain areas...Investing in skills training, and particularly apprentice training right now is good for workers and good for our economy.”

A full recording of the virtual press conference is available here.

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