Pres. Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. Donald Trump is trying to change the subject from scandal back to his promise to make American job creation a top priority. “We want to get back to running our great country,” Trump said Friday at a White House news conference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is trying to change the subject from Russia and the election to his promise to create jobs for Americans.

Trump is promoting a proposal to bring more people into the economy by having them start working as apprentices.

The jobs training initiative is aimed at millions who could consider apprenticeships instead of four-year college degrees. Going to school for so long could leave them struggling to pay off student loans. The push so far lacks the details of a significant policy drive.

Trump is scheduled to visit a technical college in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, and then deliver a policy speech at the Labor Department on Wednesday. He also is set to meet with eight governors at the White House on Thursday.

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