Tech training included in White House community college proposal

President Barack Obama's proposal to make community college free for million of students includes a technical training fund to get graduates ready for IT jobs.

President Barack Obama announced a sweeping proposal Friday that would allow millions of students to attend community college for free – and that would include an American Technical Training Fund to help graduates compete in the 21st century workplace, StateScoop reports.

The goal of the fund, White House officials said, is to create about 100 centers at community colleges and other training institutions to help students develop skills to land energy, IT and manufacturing gigs.

It was unclear how much of the $60 billion over 10 years set aside for the community college proposal will go toward the Technical Training Fund. An Education Department spokeswoman did not respond to a reporter by deadline.

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