President Barack Obama speaks during a tour of a classroom, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., before speaking about the importance of jobs-driven skills training in a 21st Century economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
OAKDALE, Pa. — Urging the U.S. to keep up in the global skills race, President Obama on Wednesday highlighted $600 million in new job-training grants that he said could help people land well-paying jobs.
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