U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez delivered the commencement address for Drexel University's law school this afternoon. He was also in town to tour the Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region, in Northeast Philadelphia. It's the education department of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 21.  

It was that portion of the secretary's Philly trip that was on his mind when he stopped by our studios to talk with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.  Perez expanded upon President Obama's call for expanded training and apprenticeships in the skilled trades, as a vital part of economic recovery.