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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits White House for jobs meeting, report says

Cook was in Washington for a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, Bloomberg reports.


Apple CEO Tim Cook is a member of the advisory board.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the White House on Thursday to discuss job training, according to a Bloomberg News report, part of a broader administration policy to prepare workers for a changing economy

Cook was participating in an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting, Bloomberg reported. The board, which was unveiled in February, includes the leaders of large companies and school systems, as well as politicians. 

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of and adviser to President Donald Trump, cited Cook's participation in Thursday's meeting, according to Bloomberg. Apple didn't respond to a request for comment on Thursday. The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Training workers for more technology-oriented employment -- including more proficiency with computers and smartphones -- has become a focus of both the government and private sector. More than 40% of respondents in a recent poll said it's become more difficult to find talent with the right technical skills.