FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Ivanka Trump visited three Kentucky counties Friday, beginning with Floyd and Johnson.
There she toured different workplace training programs with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. She met with local people who told her they want to stay in Eastern Kentucky, but in order to do so, they need more high paying jobs in the area.
She first visited the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute and told students that the program they’re enrolled in will guarantee jobs when they graduate.
At a roundtable discussion at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Trump heard from people who are working at high paying jobs, creating what is jokingly called “Silicon Holler.”
She told them that they have the president’s support.
Ivanka Trump then visited Morehead State University to tour their space science center. The program is one of only five of its kind in the country. She said that the unique program is innovating and creating opportunity for Kentucky’s workforce.
She said her father’s administration fully backs space exploration.
Governor Bevin joined Trump on her tour and said he’s looking to make Kentucky a hub for manufacturing and engineering. He said that drawing attention to the space program with a visit from Trump is a great way to get the ball rolling.
We’re in Paintsville this morning. This is Ivanka Trump’s first tour stop of workforce training programs in Eastern KY.
— Karolina Buczek (@Karolina_Buczek) October 26, 2018
Trump is the daughter of President Donald Trump and works as an adviser to his administration.