WWIS Header
Log in
updated 12:28 PM CDT, Oct 23, 2014

President Obama in Wisconsin on Thursday

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(1/30/14) President Obama said in Waukesha today that not everyone needs a college degree for a great career -- as long as they get the proper training.

 The Democrat Obama said he ordered Vice President Joe Biden to lead a thorough review of federal job training programs -- and make sure they fit the needs of today's employers.  The president toured the G-E gas engines plant in Waukesha and spoke to its employees and managers.  As expected, he hammered home the main points from his State-of-the-Union address on Tuesday -- a proposed 10.10-an-hour minimum wage, and the need to pay women as much as men for similar jobs.  Obama also re-iterated his intentions to go around Congress if they don't act on his agenda -- which he called "restoring opportunity to every single person."  The president also said he wanted to see how communities throughout the country deal with job-training -- and he said Biden would check that out as well. 

47°F

Black River Falls

Drizzle

Humidity: 100%

Wind: 0 mph

  • 23 Oct 2014 55°F 39°F
  • 24 Oct 2014 69°F 46°F