Manufacturers group to award Ivanka Trump

Manufacturers group to award Ivanka Trump
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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is giving Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump declares US-India relationship 'stronger than ever before' Trumps tour Taj Mahal to cap off first day in India Manufacturers group kicks off campaign to close the industry's skills gap MORE, the president's elder daughter and a White House adviser, an award for supporting manufacturing. 

Trump will be the inaugural recipient of the association’s Alexander Hamilton Award. The new accolade marks the 125th anniversary of NAM and comes as the group launches its Creators Wanted workforce campaign to recognize leaders in manufacturing. 

“Ivanka Trump embodies the collaborative spirit and relentless drive needed to solve manufacturers’ most pressing challenge — the workforce crisis. Like no one in government has ever done, she has provided singular leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to modern manufacturing in America,” NAM President Jay Timmons said in a statement. 

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She will receive her award on Wednesday in Washington at NAM’s Creators Wanted kick off.

“America is home to the best workforce in the world, but the skills of today do not mirror those of tomorrow. I am committed to ensuring our workforce is equipped with the skills they need to seize the vast opportunities that lie ahead,” Trump said in a statement. 

She joined NAM's Manufacturing Institute in September to announce a major expansion of a skills training and apprenticeship program created by Toyota Motor North America.