U.S. Needs the Best Trained and Skilled Workforce

Asserting that the U.S. needs the best trained and skilled workforce in the world to win global competition for new jobs and industries, President Barack Obama today sought greater emphasis on education of kids, especially in mathematics and science — like in India.

Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education beyond high school, Obama said.

This is why, he said, his administration has made education a top priority, enacting reforms like ‘Race to the Top,’ working to make colleges more affordable, revitalizing community colleges and launching a nationwide initiative to connect graduates to the businesses that need their skills.

A day earlier, Obama visited Intel, a company that helped pioneer the digital age. (PNA/PTI)

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