Obama, Biden tout job-training grants
Obama, Biden tout job-training grants

President Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global "skills race," announcing $600 million in grants for job-training programs focused on industry partnerships and apprenticeships. Speaking at a community college near Pittsburgh, Obama warned Wednesday that other countries have done more to train workers and that the United States is in danger of slipping behind as it tries to rebuild its battered manufacturing sector. "We can't stop technology. And you've got a global economy now where we've got to compete. We live in a 21st century global economy. Jobs know no borders," Obama said. "Other countries know this. Countries like Germany, China, India —...