Obama's program gives more training to community college students

A new program led by President Obama will strive to give students more education in the manufacturing industry.
A new program led by President Obama will strive to give students more education in the manufacturing industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be many additional jobs in the manufacturing industry for college graduates. For example, employment opportunities for aerospace product and parts as well as pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers is predicted to increase by 11 percent through the next seven years.

In order to prepare more individuals for these jobs, President Barack Obama launched the Skills for America's Future program, which will strive to train 500,000 students for manufacturing jobs in the next five years, Bloomberg reports. In order to do so, community college students in 30 schools will have access to a manufacturing-based education.

Recently, companies like Motorola Solutions and Groupon announced that they will support the $2 billion program. The chief executive officers of these companies will run a board that oversees the program, according to the news outlet. They will also work to create certificate courses at community colleges, which will ensure that students are properly trained.

Obama said in a statement that these partnerships will help his administration accomplish their goal of lowering unemployment by promoting higher education.

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