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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump announced a $200 million investment in STEM education



President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon emphasized his administration's "commitment to equipping the American workforce for jobs of the future."

Trump unveiled a $200 million federal grant program to expand STEM and computer science education in schools, the White House said. The program includes a "substantial pledge" from the private sector.

The effort was spearheaded by Trump's daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump.

Ivanka Trump on Monday called the program "an enormous step forward toward an important milestone of aligning the skills being taught in our classroom with the jobs that exist in the country."

"Our country's long been the leader in innovation fueled by the skills, creativity and grit of our workforce," Ivanka Trump told reporters. "In recent years with growing technological advancements, the nature of our workforce has increasingly shifted to jobs requiring a different skill set, specifically in coding and computer science."

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