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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. The U.S., which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries. Furthermore, in the U.S., high school dropouts commit about 75% of crimes.
Dual Education a.k.a. Career and Technical Education (CTE) can benefit students directly by providing earning advantages before and after graduation. It can benefit them indirectly by increasing engagement, retention, and persistence and by directing them to postsecondary education and pursuit of lifelong learning.
Myrtle Patricia Alexander is a Jamaican-British-American professional and academic. Her accomplishments are well established as she received an A.A. degree from Miami Dade College, BAS and MIB degrees from Florida International University and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Melania Trump is a Slovenian-American former fashion model and the current first lady of the United States, by virtue of her marriage to President Donald J. Trump. Mrs. Trump is the mother of Barron William Trump. Their son is husband Donald's fifth child.
Secretary of Labor
"Eugene Scalia is one of the most qualified people ever confirmed as Secretary of Labor. He will use his skills as he has over the years—and he has built an extremely distinguished career—to fight and win for the American workforce."
Those were the words of President Donald J. Trump just before Vice President Mike Pence delivered the oath of office to U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia in the White House on September 30, 2019.
Secretary Scalia previously served as Solicitor of Labor, the Department of Labor's principal legal officer, working for Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao as a member of President George W. Bush's Administration. As Solicitor, he pursued initiatives to protect low-wage workers, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, and enhance enforcement of workplace safety laws. Prior to his confirmation as Secretary of Labor, Secretary Scalia was a lawyer with a national reputation as an expert in labor and employment law and in administrative and regulatory law.
Secretary of Education
Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 7, 2017 after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump.
Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for parents. She is especially passionate about reforms that help underserved children gain access to a quality education.
DeVos' interest in education was sparked at an early age by her mother, a public school teacher. It grew when she sent her own children to school and was confronted with the reality that not every child in America is granted an equal opportunity to receive a great education. DeVos saw firsthand the work leaders in her hometown were doing to increase educational opportunities for students and choices for parents, and she has been involved in the fight to provide better educational options across the nation ever since.
Secretary of Commerce
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross is the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring that U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity.
Secretary Ross is the former Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC and has over 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He has restructured over $400 billion of assets in the airline, apparel, auto parts, banking, beverage, chemical, credit card, electric utility, food service, furniture, gypsum, homebuilding, insurance, marine transport, mortgage origination and servicing, oil and gas, railcar manufacturing and leasing, real estate, restaurant, shipyard, steel, textile and trucking industries. Secretary Ross has been chairman or lead director of more than 100 companies operating in more than 20 different countries.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH OF THE SWISS CONFEDERA TION
THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, EDUCATION, AND LABOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
COOPERATION ON ADVANCING APPRENTICESHIP, CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Acknowledging the long history of comprehensive relations and shared democratic values between the United States of America and Switzerland
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