State of the Union Night

At 9:00 p.m. EST tonight President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address. We expect manufacturing to be one of the main topics of the speech.

Several manufacturers have been invited as guests of the First Lady tonight. These guests include Alicia Boler-Davis, a plant manager at General Motors Orion Assembly and Jackie Bray, a process operator at Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub.

Jackie Bray is an example of how important community college training programs are for workers. In June of 2011 President Obama endorsed the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certifcation Program which is designed to help retrain workers for careers in manufacturing.

Be sure to stay tuned to Shopfloor tonight and to our twitter feed at @shopfloor for live reaction to the address.

Leave a Reply