President Obama stops in Wisconsin to talk jobs

By KBJR News 1

President Obama stops in Wisconsin to talk jobs

January 30, 2014 Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 12:57 PM CDT

Waukesha, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- President Obama is swinging through Wisconsin today to promote the plans he laid out during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

The President toured the GE Waukesha gas engines plant before speaking in front of a standing room only crowd.

President Obama outlined his plan to bring more jobs to Americans, saying not all good jobs today require a four year degree, putting emphasis on training for manufacturing jobs and apprenticeships.

The President also challenged Congress to fund proven programs to train students for jobs that need to be filled right now.

Obama praised Wisconsin for the state's work to get employees ready for skilled jobs and collaborating with companies to train potential workers for jobs ahead of time. The President also gave credit to "earn as they learn" programs across the region.

Wrapping up his stop, President Obama signed an executive order to review training programs nationwide.

We'll have full coverage of President Obama's visit to Wisconsin coming up on the KBJR 6 and Range 11 news 5pm and the KDLH 3 news at 5:30pm.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns