U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to Visit Michigan

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will visit Michigan on Friday, Oct. 7, to tour a manufacturing company in Warren that provides students in the metro area with on-the-job training. He also will join a roundtable discussion with students participating in an apprentice program that helps them gain the skills needed to compete in a global economy. In addition, King will travel to Flint for a roundtable discussion on school-based health.

To commemorate Manufacturing Day, King will visit Proper Tooling International, a manufacturing company that provides students with hands-on training. He will tour the facility and meet with students in the apprentice program to hear about their experiences. In the afternoon, King, joined by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, will travel to Northwestern High School in Flint to host a roundtable discussion with students, parents, and school and community leaders on school-based health. He will talk about the important role that communities play in helping to shape their schools and education systems, as well as the importance of providing health-care services to students and their families.

A press availability will follow both events.