White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Saturday “not everyone is college material” while urging for workforce development courses to be made available at technical colleges.
“Not everyone is college material,” Conway told host Jeanine Pirro on Fox’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “Not everyone has to graduate from a four year college with a mountain of debt and very few prospects.”
Conway pointed to a trip President Trump and his daughter and special counselor Ivanka Trump will be making to Wisconsin for "Workforce Development Week." There, the president will visit a technical college along with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta.
“They’ll be going there to talk at a technical college and really see what’s going on there and get some best practices as Ivanka’s been doing for these roundtables and these listening sessions,” Conway told Pirro.
“This involvement in workforce development means that if people want a vocational educational — technical educational — skills certificate, they should have access to that,” she added.
Conway said skills certificate programs that make people "employable" need to be valued in the U.S.
“People are saying, ‘Look, if you are in a skills certificate program, you can graduate and be employable — welders, carpenters, plumbers, hair dressers.' We need to value that. We need to value that in our country, and Ivanka Trump and her father will be out there doing that," Conway said.
“I think that was one of the reasons the president was elected,” Pirro said in response.
Conway also said this is a new approach from previous years, while pointing to examples like Walker and Vice President Pence when he served as the governor of Indiana.