UPDATE: The visit has been canceled due to the Tuesday afternoon shooting at a Highlands Ranch school, which resulted in one death and multiple injuries. "No resources or attention should be diverted from the serious situation," a White House official said late Tuesday.
Ivanka Trump will visit a Colorado Lockheed Martin space facility to promote the Trump administration's efforts to expand workforce development and apprenticeships.
The presidential advisor, one of President Donald Trump's two daughters, will visit the facility, located in Jefferson County, on Wednesday morning, according to a White House official.
She'll be greeted by Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson, who will join her and others for a roundtable discussion on workforce development and apprenticeship programs in Colorado and throughout the U.S., the official said.
The discussion will highlight three Lockheed programs said to increase workplace productivity, including the Metro State University-Lockheed Martin Co-Op and its new Software Associate Degree Program.
After the discussion, Ivanka will tour the facility and meet program participants, according to the official.
Lockheed Martin's space division is headquartered in Jefferson County near Waterton Canyon. The Orion deep-space vehicle is being developed there for NASA.
“We welcome this opportunity to host Ivanka Trump at our Lockheed Martin Space facility in Colorado to showcase our workforce development and apprenticeship programs,” Hewson said in a statement provided by the official. “We commend the administration’s continued focus on the future of the U.S. workforce and to broadening career opportunities for Americans across the country.”
Hewson is a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, announced by the Trump administration in February. The board, comprised of industry, education, labor and government leaders, will develop a national strategy for training Americans in high-demand occupations.
Ivanka visited Colorado in 2017 during a spring break trip to Aspen.