Carnegie Mellon University
November 08, 2023

Statement on First Lady Jill Biden and Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su's Visit to Carnegie Mellon's Mill 19

"Carnegie Mellon University welcomes the opportunity to host First Lady Jill Biden and Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su at our advanced manufacturing facility in Hazelwood. This facility — once bustling with steelworkers and helping to power the nation’s economy — is now home to a consortium of partners dedicated to harnessing opportunities in 21st century manufacturing, including robotics, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence.

This is a remarkable moment for the City of Pittsburgh, including Partner4Work, the ARM Institute and local labor leadership. Together, we are utilizing historic investments in talent, research and infrastructure to build a new model for upskilling and reskilling workers so that they can thrive in today’s innovation-based economy. We are grateful for the many public and private sector partners involved in this effort and excited to spotlight the role of emerging technologies in fueling Pittsburgh's — and the nation’s — bright future."

-Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University