Dr. Jill Biden visited the state Capitol in Denver on Monday morning. She met with Gov. Jared Polis where they discussed how education and career success don't necessarily equate to getting a 4-year college degree.
Biden talked about how career-connected learning and workforce training programs prepare high school and community college students for jobs and impact lives across the state.
"From new manufacturing jobs to high-speed internet to better airport safety to clean water, these new investments are helping leaders in states and in cities and rural areas improve people's lives," said Biden. "We need to work together to help our students get the education and the training that they need for the careers that they want."
"Here in Colorado, we know that our strong workforce drives our success, and we are continuing to take bold action to fill in-demand jobs and save people money on training and education, which is why we were proud to welcome First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Colorado to see firsthand how we are expanding opportunity for the people of our state to get skills and training that lead to real success. Through effective state investments combined with landmark federal support, we are saving people money on training and education and expanding access to opportunities for Coloradans at every level of learning,"
The stop in Denver is part of the Biden-Harris administration's Investing in America Tour, including stops in Michigan, Maine and Vermont. She kicked off the tour in Denver and was scheduled to continue in Michigan until her flight was diverted back to Denver due to aircraft issues. Everyone on board is safe. The First Lady's trip to Michigan has been postponed.
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