President Obama to Host Event on Improving the Manufacturing Workforce

This morning at 11:30 President Obama will speak an event at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria to announce an industry led initiative to improve partnerships with community colleges to help develop a better skilled workforce for today’s manufacturing jobs. The President will highlight the Manufacturing Institute’s NAM-Endorsed Skills Certification System as a solution to meeting the goal of credentialing 500,000 community college students in the next five years.

The event will be streamed live online at

Read the statement from NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and from Manufacturing Institute President Emily DeRocco.

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