Indian American CEOs applaud Trump’s apprenticeship program

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Abidali Neemuchwala signed in the advertisement on behalf of Wipro

Indra Nooyi

Appreciation is flowing in from different quarters for President Donald Trump – one of the rare instances since the presidential victory – after his proposal for the ambitious apprenticeship program aimed at enabling job-skills to the workforce.

The top CEOs of American companies who applauded the new move of the Trump administration include Indian American Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico and Ajay Banga of Mastercard.

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Indian IT company Wipro, too, hailed the decision and was one of the signatories of a full-page advertisement released in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Saturday.

“We applaud the president’s commitment to industry-driven apprenticeships as a powerful tool to build the skilled workforce prepared for the jobs of the 21st century,” read the full page advertisement that has a group of CEOs as signatories.

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Abidali Neemuchwala signed in the advertisement on behalf of Wipro, which is strangely the only Indian company to feature in the premium ad space.

Other than Indra Nooyi and Ajay Banga, several other Indian American CEOs of US companies have signed in the ad that congratulates Trump’s latest initiative.

Bhavesh V Patel from Lyondell Basell Industries, Ashok Vemuri from Conduent Incorporated, Ajita Rajendra from A O Smith Corporation, Dinesh C Paliwal from Harman International Industries, are some of the other Indian American CEOs to sign the appreciation advert.

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American Airlines, Caterpillar, General Motors, General Electrics, and Verizon are some of the top US companies to share their token of appreciation to the Trump administration for the ambitious apprenticeship program.