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Obama Unveils Plan to Train U.S. Engineers (Hide your wallets, Obama has a "plan".)
Fox News ^ | 6/12/2011 | fox news

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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1 posted on 06/13/2011 3:12:35 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Plan would be new. He usually just has hope.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: tobyhill

“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?


3 posted on 06/13/2011 3:15:28 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: tobyhill
Government always is the solution, in the Socialist mind. If we want more American-born engineers, get rid of the teachers’ unions and give parents school vouchers. The turnaround will be dramatic.
4 posted on 06/13/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT by twister881
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To: forgotten man

He is an idiot along with his mouse.


5 posted on 06/13/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: tobyhill
Actually, engineering was going to be our future 25 years ago.

EVERYTHING_HE_TOUCHES_TURNS_TO_SHITE_PING!!!

6 posted on 06/13/2011 3:16:49 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: tobyhill

posted here already

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2734147/posts


7 posted on 06/13/2011 3:17:32 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: tobyhill

Would this be yet another case of title inflation, e.g. a garbage collector becomes a ‘sanitation engineer’?


8 posted on 06/13/2011 3:17:58 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: twister881

Keeping engineering work here would probably help as well.


9 posted on 06/13/2011 3:19:47 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: tobyhill
End the lopsided "free trade" agreements, enforce IP laws, lift the idiotic taxation laws that handicap US companies while giving foreign companies an advantage and most importantly, end the insane H1-B program, end mass immigration itself, and...you won't have to spend a dime on sending kids to engineering school. The pay will encourage them to do it themselves.

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.

10 posted on 06/13/2011 3:20:06 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: tobyhill

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.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 3:20:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill
Still with the “Training”,”Partnership”,”Synergy with government”. The buzzwords written by his cadre of metro-sexual douchebags and their Ivy league degrees. Obama right now is like the BF that your Sister dumps but still wants to hang around your house and help with chores and projects. The guy who just doesn't get that she want him gone, Sis is not interested in just being friends. Business does not want to be your freind Bammy, they want you to go away, leaved them alone, get off their back, they don;t want or need your help. But then again government needs something to do and if they can't create a need they try and discover one.
12 posted on 06/13/2011 3:21:57 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: tobyhill

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.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: tobyhill

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?


14 posted on 06/13/2011 3:23:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 3:23:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: tet68

Graduation = graduating.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 3:24:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill

Aren’t there enough out-of-work engineers already?


17 posted on 06/13/2011 3:24:13 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: tobyhill

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.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: tobyhill
Nice! We're going to train more engineers! It sure would be nice if somebody created JOBS for those engineers (In the USA/. I'm an unemployed Manufacturing Engineer with loads of medical device experience, but thanks to Obamacare, I'm too expensive.

This is what really frosts me about "Job Training". They never worry about employing the "trained" people. I guess the training creates the jobs.

19 posted on 06/13/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT by anoldafvet (19 months until we're rid of "The Boy Blunder".)
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To: twister881
Government always is the solution, in the Socialist mind. If we want more American-born engineers, get rid of the teachers’ unions and give parents school vouchers. The turnaround will be dramatic.

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.

20 posted on 06/13/2011 3:27:45 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a foreigner. He occupies the office fraudulently. His SSN belongs to another person.)
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To: tobyhill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s&feature=player_embedded

Look out folks this fool is at it again with the training of people..

21 posted on 06/13/2011 3:28:00 PM PDT by PLD
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To: tobyhill

Remember the good ol’ days when people decided for themselves what they wanted to when they grew up?


22 posted on 06/13/2011 3:28:48 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 3:30:51 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: tobyhill

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~!


24 posted on 06/13/2011 3:31:16 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: tet68
Sounds like a problem in the education system.

If teachers had to compete for their jobs without union protection, education would cost less and be way more effective.

25 posted on 06/13/2011 3:31:41 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a foreigner. He occupies the office fraudulently. His SSN belongs to another person.)
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To: tobyhill
...training 10,000 new American engineers every year.
Whatever this "plan" is people better look at it carefully. These "American engineers" may not be "American Citizens".
26 posted on 06/13/2011 3:32:24 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: tobyhill

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.


27 posted on 06/13/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: tobyhill

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.


28 posted on 06/13/2011 3:34:23 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: tobyhill
Government can't "train" engineers...you need to have The Knack.
29 posted on 06/13/2011 3:34:43 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: forgotten man

“What does he mean by “we”? Does he have a mouse in his pocket?”

No, you’re thinking of Anthony Weiner (D).


30 posted on 06/13/2011 3:37:56 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: tobyhill

That stupid b@stard!

I have two, and they DON’T have jobs yet.


31 posted on 06/13/2011 3:41:44 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: freedumb2003

Just what we need, “Border Engineers”!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHA! Lots of those jobs available.


32 posted on 06/13/2011 3:42:17 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: tobyhill

Better solutions:
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.


33 posted on 06/13/2011 3:45:16 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tobyhill

That’s easy...just lower the standards.


34 posted on 06/13/2011 3:47:38 PM PDT by Voltage
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To: tobyhill

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.


35 posted on 06/13/2011 3:51:35 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: tet68

“We need 20,000 college educated street sweepers!”

AKA lit school grads.


36 posted on 06/13/2011 3:56:56 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: tobyhill

I’m sure we easily produce that many every year. This is about buying votes.


37 posted on 06/13/2011 4:07:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

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.


38 posted on 06/13/2011 4:08:32 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


39 posted on 06/13/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: tobyhill
Under the program, Obama said private companies will join the government to promote education in science, technology, engineering and math

i.e. if you can't beat 'em, join 'em...

40 posted on 06/13/2011 4:14:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (Before you're outright taken over...)
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To: tobyhill

Well, barry does need someone to drive all those high speed trains, he is building.


41 posted on 06/13/2011 4:18:03 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Mr. K

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.


42 posted on 06/13/2011 4:25:19 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: tobyhill

I’ll bet that it involves billions of dollars to pay for the tuition of certain favored minorities to take engineering studies in college.


43 posted on 06/13/2011 4:27:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: tobyhill

Cheap plantation labor after all these years - Thanks professional politicians and their cronies ! /SARC


44 posted on 06/13/2011 4:30:07 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Conservative Christian Capitalists - I encourage you to visit my Profile)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Hamburger engineers??


45 posted on 06/13/2011 5:39:53 PM PDT by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: tobyhill
These are affirmative-actioned engineers.

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.

46 posted on 06/13/2011 7:55:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


47 posted on 06/13/2011 8:30:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Obama is a moron. Half the engineers in the USA are currently out of work."

...and in any given working day in their profession they probably applied more education than comrade obama will acquire in a lifetime.
48 posted on 06/13/2011 11:02:30 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: JRios1968

Hilarious!

“He has a rare condition. He has the Knack. He’ll never lead a normal like, he’ll be an Engineer.”


49 posted on 06/14/2011 6:01:22 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: tobyhill; BOBTHENAILER; tubebender

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.


50 posted on 06/14/2011 7:21:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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