President Obama announced the details of a program to train 10,000 new American engineers every year. He made this announcement at the Cree Lighting Manufacturing Company in Durham, North Carolina. “I will not be satisfied until everyone who wants a good job that offers some security has a good job that offers security," he said.
This engineering training program idea came from the White House Jobs and Competitiveness Council which the President met with earlier in the day at the Cree company, which produces energy efficient LED lighting. The President had previously visited the company in 2008 during his first presidential campaign.