President Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump made two stops in Central New York Monday.
She began her day visiting Preble's Suit-Kote Corporation, where she met with Rep. Claudia Tenney and plant workers for a tour and roundtable discussion.
Trump touted the GOP tax cut effort.
"We're seeing people not only invest back into their employees as they should be, but back into their own productivity, back into equipment that will enable them to compete," she said.
It was a move that allowed roughly 800 Suit-Kote employees to receive a significant raise.
"Our employees ended up getting a net five percent raise. Two and a half percent was directly their pay which was not withheld from the government, and our company matched that two and a half to equate to five percent,” said Frank Suits Jr., Suit-Kote CEO.
Following her stop in Preble, Trump traveled to Syracuse, visiting P-Tech at the Institute of Technology in the Syracuse City School District.
Trump joined Rep. John Katko and school officials to hear from recent P-Tech grads.
The school combines high school, college and career training while students gain college credits.
"Without P-Tech I don't know where I'd be because it's really set me on a direct pathway. Coming into middle school or high school I didn't know what I wanted to do in the future,” said William DeJesus, Syracuse P-Tech graduate.
Trump applauded students for their efforts to succeed in new technical opportunities.
She says STEM and computer science education continue to be a priority for her father's administration.
"There are so many job opportunities, and many of those opportunities don't require four-year college degrees. There are alternative pathways to family-sustaining careers,” said Trump.
The visits were also touted as a small boost to both the Tenney and Katko campaigns as they make reelection bids this November.