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Obama Convenes Econ Board, Focusing on Job Skills

Monday, 04 Oct 2010 11:04 AM

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to announce a program that pairs top companies and community colleges in hopes of ramping up America's job skills.

The partnership plan is a recommendation of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which will meet later Monday with Obama at the White House.

The White House says the "Skills for America's Future" initiative will dramatically boost workforce training and job-placement. It's backed by companies like Gap Inc., McDonald's and Accenture.

The meeting comes on the eve of a White House summit on community colleges.

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