Tonko tours HVCC with Education Secretary
Kate Lisa reports for New York State of Politics that Rep. Paul Tonko joined U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona at Hudson Valley Community College in Rensselaer County on June 27 to discuss education. Tonko spoke about careers in science, engineering, technology or mathematics for young people locally. PLAY BRIEF TONKO CLIP HERE. Cardona, the Education Secretary, said, "We're gonna make sure that we have students that are prepared to take on these high-skill, high-career jobs to make that possible." Labor Department Commissioner Roberta Reardon was also there, and reminded the men, "Don't leave women out of the workforce.... Over 50 percent of the workers in this country are women, but they are under employed or not employed at all, and we need them desperately. We need young women to know that they can be in the building trades. They can do CHIPS, they can do anything they set their minds to. And they can certainly come here to Hudson Valley and get a great education." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.