Skip to comments.Obama Unveils Plan to Train U.S. Engineers (Hide your wallets, Obama has a "plan".)
Posted on 06/13/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama, in what he described as an "all-hands-on-deck strategy" to boost the economy, announced a new program Monday aimed at training 10,000 new American engineers every year.
The engineering announcement was one of several touted by the president during a visit Monday to North Carolina, where he toured a plant of energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Cree, Inc., and met with his jobs council to discuss the new initiatives.
Last week, the president announced a new training program in the manufacturing sector. The program he unveiled Monday would try to ensure U.S. engineering students have the skills to qualify for openings that companies sometimes struggle to fill.
"We're falling behind in the very fields we know are going to be our future. ... We must do better than that," Obama said.
Under the program, Obama said private companies will join the government to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math. They'll offer incentives to students to finish their degrees and help universities pay for their engineering programs.
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Plan would be new. He usually just has hope.
“We’re falling behind in the very fields we know are going to be our future. ... We must do better than that,” Obama said.
What does he mean by “we”? Does he have a mouse in his pocket?
He is an idiot along with his mouse.
posted here already
Would this be yet another case of title inflation, e.g. a garbage collector becomes a ‘sanitation engineer’?
Keeping engineering work here would probably help as well.
Worked that way for me.
Kids don't go to Engineering school for a really simple reason...no jobs on the other side of that heroic effort.
Pecuniary incentive changes that really fast.
Obama to announce new employment plan...
We need 10,000 engineers right away and trains too.
We need 10,000 dog catchers stat!
We need 20,000 college educated street sweepers!
We need 150,000,000 democrat voters on the double!
We need one golldamned plumber to fix the sink
in the oval office, it’s been gummed up since
bill Clinton used it last!
Statist Central planning only creates a false economy.
I’m just kind of curious....if you trained 10k more punks to be engineers...and in four years they graduate...they’d expect to find engineering jobs. If the ten thousad engineering jobs don’t exist today....who will hire Johnny Junior or Mandy in four years? The only answer? The US government. Who would pay for their salaries? The US tax payer. And what would they research that we aren’t already researching in the private sector? Hmmmm....that might be the $64k question.
The program he unveiled Monday would try to ensure U.S. engineering students have the skills to qualify for openings that companies sometimes struggle to fill.
So, the engineers we are graduation aren’t up to the
mark? Sounds like a problem in the educational system,
which the democrats have been shoveling money to like
mad for how long?
It is not the Government’s role to train Engineers any more than it is to subsidize “green” industries.
To barry the zero, I say:
Keep our borders secure, fight and defeat our enemies.
Other than that, don’t mess with things of which you have no knowledge nor understanding.
Graduation = graduating.
Aren’t there enough out-of-work engineers already?
My granddaughter graduated w/ honors as a mechanical engineer 2 yrs. ago.
She has been working in a daycare center while trying to land a job.
Finally got an engineering job last week.
Jobs are scarce.
This is what really frosts me about "Job Training". They never worry about employing the "trained" people. I guess the training creates the jobs.
Cut taxes on all business so whole industries will be motivated to return to the US and employ those engineers. Ban unions. Get government out of everybody's daily life. Unions and government siphon off profits, and increase product costs making our industries less competitive. This turn-around would be even more dramatic.
Look out folks this fool is at it again with the training of people..
Remember the good ol’ days when people decided for themselves what they wanted to when they grew up?
Zer0 was in the RTP, NC today.
He visited Cree (TOTUS was prominent also) They make LED lighting.
While he extolled the hiring Cree has done he failed to mentioned that of the 5,000 employees , half are in China.
Hey that’s a great idea~!
Central planing is going to train 10,000 new engineers
maybe they can create 10,000 new jobs for them too~!
Thanks O’, swell Idea~!
If teachers had to compete for their jobs without union protection, education would cost less and be way more effective.
Make the “government” knows best PROVE that the government got anything right about future jobs from a PAST “Jobs Outlook” that they print.
They are incapable of knowing what the future jobs are as a future earthquake is going to strike.
So let me see if I understand mac, the liar, daddy correctly:
The first half of his squatting in the whitehouse he sinks the economy, puts people out of work, bails out, with the tax payers money, union jobs, sells American land to prop up his moronic ideas, gets down on his knees in front of those who state that they would kill American’s if given the chance and now is has an idea on how to save America.
This POS is so arrogant that he thinks that the American voters will believe anything he says or does.
Words escape me for ANYONE who will buy the words that come out of the mouth of this liar.
“What does he mean by we? Does he have a mouse in his pocket?”
No, you’re thinking of Anthony Weiner (D).
That stupid b@stard!
I have two, and they DON’T have jobs yet.
Just what we need, “Border Engineers”!!!!!!!!!!
HAHAHA! Lots of those jobs available.
End differential pricing of programs like engineering and business due to their “higher income potential” that subsidizes non-productive majors.
Stop the preferential placement of foreign students at universities over American students. The logic has been that they pay more in tuition, thus subsidizing everyone else. But then they push out the children of taxpayers.
Drop a lot of the liberal arts core curriculum, helping students save money by shaving semesters off their load.
That’s easy...just lower the standards.
And where will these 10,000 engineers bet jobs. We already have 300,000 engineers out of work now. All the jobs went offshore, with NAFTA, CAFTA, and SAFTA.
Obama is nothing but rhetoric.
“We need 20,000 college educated street sweepers!”
AKA lit school grads.
I’m sure we easily produce that many every year. This is about buying votes.
What a joke. An awful lot of the young engineers I know today don’t even have a math, science and practical background sufficient to enter college let alone become engineers.
Having more engineers to graduate 10 needs to start about fourth grade and you need teachers to start that job.
Oblabla continues to be a joke.
I read about this earlier today, and I’m wondering...what kind of engineers? Electrical? Chemical? Paper? Mechanical? Railroad locomotive? What? It matters! Engineers are very specialized professionals (I work with a lot of PhD level people. Most are female.) Pack the fields with the wrong kind and all you do is generate a slew of loans to be repaid.
i.e. if you can't beat 'em, join 'em...
Well, barry does need someone to drive all those high speed trains, he is building.
That’s 10,000 new engineers every year.
So he’s figuring a way for all those unemployed young adults to be distracted and go after the newest carrot he’s dangling. With help from the government, of course. He doesn’t cares if there’s no job when they’re through with their education. Keep ‘em busy now.
His false hope of future employment should keep them idolizing him through the 2012 election campaign.
I’ll bet that it involves billions of dollars to pay for the tuition of certain favored minorities to take engineering studies in college.
Cheap plantation labor after all these years - Thanks professional politicians and their cronies ! /SARC
It would be racist to expect Eric Holder's people to pass actual engineering courses that non-affirmative actioned engineers must pass.
And people who aren't Eric Holder's people need not apply.
Obama is a moron. Half the engineers in the USA are currently out of work. What are we going to do with 10,000 more of them? The guy is an idiot.
“He has a rare condition. He has the Knack. He’ll never lead a normal like, he’ll be an Engineer.”
One of our younger relatives is a VP for a heavy duty construction company.
A few years ago, he and his project managers started interviewing/seeing so called engineering graduates with severe math and physic limitations. They complained to the universities and were told that their graduates were well rounded and diversified people.
One can only imagine the outcomes, when the PC 0b0z0 thugs force more black/hispanic/queer/lesbian studies into the engineering classes as well as pc hiring.
This same young relative quit a good job over a decade ago with a similiar company based out of Gay Frisco. The company had ‘promoted’ a secretary and printed up cards noting that she was an assistant project manager. Then, they demanded that our relative put her on his team and make sure she succeeded. He resigned, and that company went out of business shortly after that critical event.