Ivanka Trump in Mooresville Touts Technical and Skills-Based Jobs


MOORESVILLE, N.C – Ivanka Trump made a pit stop in the Charlotte area Wednesday, touting technical and skills-based jobs.

The first daughter, joined by NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, visited students at NASCAR Technical Institute.

“How we can close the skills gap that has been growing in this country for many decades, based on a myth and based on a narrative that there is one path A, and that’s four-year college,” Trump said.

Congressman Ted Budd says there is high demand for skilled workers in the automotive industry.

“There’s just so many jobs that aren’t being filled, and we need places like this, our technical and community colleges to fill,” Budd says.

Trump later shifted gears to meet with fire and rescue crews.

Mooresville Fire Chief Kurt Deaton says his crews were deployed to Brunswick County for five days to help rescue people from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.