First Lady Jill Biden visits Tacoma, Seattle this weekend

First Lady Jill Biden traveled to the Evergreen State to speak at multiple events happening in Tacoma and Seattle this weekend.

From Friday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 8, the First Lady of the United States will be holding events in both California and Washington state. She will begin her tour in San Francisco, and will fly into the Pacific Northwest on Friday afternoon.

Dr. Biden arrived around 3:00 p.m. in Washington state, landing at the King County International Airport at around 3:15 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 7: Workforce development programs

The First Lady visited to Bates Technical College in Tacoma to discuss the workforce development programs that are available for high school and postsecondary students, and how they can provide unique opportunities in their career path.

"We need more and more of this—where students are identifying their interest early so that they’re saving time and they’re focused on what they want to do in life and that they have these dual programs," Dr. Biden said. "And I think that’s the way to go because not everybody wants a four year degree. We have all different kinds of learning all different kinds of students."

Saturday, Oct. 8: Senator Patty Murray, White House's ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative

Dr. Biden will speak at a local finance event with Senator Patty Murray at noon on Saturday.

Then at 1:00 p.m., The First Lady, along with Sen. Murray and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Denis McDonough will host can event at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. The "Hidden Helpers Coalition" event is intended to celebrate children growing up in military, veteran caregiving families. Additional participants include members with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project.

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