Durbin Meets With Illinois Manufacturing Association To Discuss Trade And Workforce Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with representatives from the Illinois Manufacturing Association to discuss the impact of the President’s trade war with China and improving workforce development programs.  Durbin has supported increased funding for worker training and apprenticeship programs in order to train young workers to fill in-demand jobs in manufacturing and other skilled trades.

“It was good to meet with representatives of the Illinois Manufacturing Association today and hear how I can help them succeed in their respective businesses,” Durbin said.  “It’s critical for the federal government to continue investing in training programs that benefit young workers and employers. It’s how we fill in-demand jobs now, and prepare workers for the jobs of the future. ”