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President Obama Commends CCAC’s Job-Driven Training

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Jeffersonville, IN – On Tuesday, April 16, 2014, President Barack Obama gave strong commendations to the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) regarding their highly successful, job-driven training programs and cited them as an example that similar organizations can follow. Amatrol is proud that CCAC has long chosen to use a wide array of Amatrol Learning Systems to utilize within their programs to ensure that learners are well prepared for real-world job opportunities.

President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and many other prominent leaders visited CCAC to tour the campus and congratulate CCAC on being a shining example of an organization that is providing programs to, “train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now.” As an example, President Obama shared the true story of CCAC student, Tim Wright, who attained a more fulfilling and secure job as a Mechatronics Technician by completing a CCAC program:

During President Obama’s tour, he viewed several Amatrol learning systems including Mechatronics (870 Series), Mechanical Drives (950-ME), Pneumatics Troubleshooting (950-PT1), Basic Electrical Machines (85-MT2), Hydraulic Troubleshooting (950-HT1), and many more.

In addition to his high praise for CCAC, President Obama also reiterated his four-point opportunity agenda, of which the second point is to train more Americans with the skills to fill available jobs. In regards to this point, President Obama announced two new initiatives.

The first initiative is awarding nearly $500 million to institutions in all 50 states who, “figure out what skills local employers are looking for, and then partner with them to help design the curriculums and to prepare the students for those jobs.”

The second initiative is the American Apprenticeship Grants, a $100 million competition to expand apprenticeships that, “help young people and experienced workers get on a path towards advancement, towards better jobs, better pay, a trajectory upwards in their careers.”

 

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