Last week, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross joined Advisor to the President IvankaTrump in hosting the 4th meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the Indiana Women's Prison to highlight a workforce development program called “The Last Mile,” which teaches inmates coding skills.
“This is a very important initiative, not only from a workforce development point of view but from the humanitarian point of view,” Ross said. “There are now 2.3 million inmates in prison, some of whom will be out very shortly. It's very important that they have a clear and good career path so that you don't have a lot of recidivism.”.
Here are a few key moments from the visit:
The Last Mile prepares incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training.
Last week, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board held its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, thanks to a kind invitation from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, a champion of Indiana’s workers and an important member of the Workforce Advisory Board.
Ivanka Trump is Advisor to the President. In her role, she focuses on the education and economic empowerment of women and their families as well as job creation and economic growth through workforce development, skills training, and entrepreneurship.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. Mr. Taylor serves on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
Kim Reynolds is the 43rd Governor of Iowa. Governor Reynolds serves on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
Eric Holcomb is the 51st Governor of Indiana. Governor Holcomb serves on American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.