Friday, August 21, 2015

Labor Secretary Perez in Philadelphia

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez visited the Delaware Valley on Thursday, August 20th.  His Philadelphia stop as at the Energy Coordinating Agency.  Here's an excerpt from the Department of Labor's blog entry on the day:

For the third stop of the day, we crossed the Delaware River to visit Energy Coordinating Agency in Philadelphia. Through hands-on training, ECA is addressing youth unemployment by giving students the skills to build homes from the ground up. At ECA, we were greeted by David, the lead instructor at the facility. He told Secretary Perez that ever since his dad, a plumber, put a tool in his young hand, he has devoted his life to working with his hands and training others. David went through the program at ECA and worked his way up, now sharing his knowledge with other students.

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