Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks onstage during the annual Google I / O developers conference at Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.
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At a roundtable event in Dallas, Tex. Thursday alongside Ivanka Trump, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, announces new White House initiative.
Pichai said in a statement prior to the event. As part of its commitment, Pichai said it would provide 250,000 training opportunities for Americans over five years.
Google has previously signed the pledge , Google already has a national skills training program called "Grow with Google," which provides free resources to learn various online skills. In a blog post Thursday, Google plans to expand that program to 1
At the roundtable, Trump said: "We need to fundamentally change how we think about learning and education "Trump said."
Google's pledge comes as it does multiple investigations into its competitive practices. Attorneys general and reportedly from the Department of Justice.
As antitrust scrutiny closes in on Big Tech, Pichai and his peers have carved out more face time with influential politicians. Most recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with a host of lawmakers and President Donald Trump in private meetings during a surprise D.C. visit to discuss internet regulation.
Apple CEO Tim Cook keeps up with the president through meetings and phone calls. Trump told reporters in april that Cook calls him "and others do not," even though he disagrees with some of his actions, like his decision to terminate DACA, which was created to shield some immigrants from deportation. Cook has a lot to share with Trump's tariffs on China, where Apple assembles many of its products. Cook is also on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which is co-chaired by Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
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