Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited the White House on Thursday to discuss Trump administration’s efforts to develop job training programs that meet the changing demands of U.S. employers.
The meeting was part of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, a working group that includes many corporate leaders. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump unveiled the initiative earlier this year.
“The private sector’s really stepping up,” Ivanka Trump said on Thursday. “We’ve secured commitments. Tim Cook from Apple, who was here today, he’s been a real force on both the advisory board and his commitment to life-long learning generally.”
President Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting at the White House on Thursday, the latest in a series of closed-door discussions between the president and top tech executives.
Trump told reporters during a lunch meeting with governors that he met with Cook earlier in the day, according to pool reports.
Trump has met with top tech executives including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai in recent months…
Trump has previously indicated a fondness for Apple’s Cook, and in March made headlines when he referred to him as “Tim Apple.”
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, it was a productive meeting.
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