Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) will continue to focus on the economy and education reform at events across western North Carolina during this Congressional Work Week. The Congressman will address ways to build the 21st Century Workforce necessary to compete in the global economy at schools, manufacturing facilities, and to business groups from Gastonia to Asheville.
"If we want to keep jobs here at home, we've got to make sure our students get the education and training they need to compete," said Congressman McHenry. "We've got to reform our education system so that every child has the opportunity to become successful in life."
Congressman McHenry will kick off the tour on Wednesday with a visit to his alma mater, Ashbrook High School, followed by a visit to Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont.
On Thursday, the Congressman will join Senator Richard Burr in addressing the Asheville Council of Independent Business Owners, sit in on an economic development discussion with the Board of Directors for AdvantageWest, and end the day with a discussion about education and transportation needs at the Annual Banquet of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
On Friday, McHenry will speak to former Lt. Governor Walter Dalton's American Government class at Gardner-Webb University before taking a tour of the Timken plant in Rutherfordton.
For information about these events or to schedule media interviews, please contact Ryan Minto at 202-225-2576.