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Career College Central summary:
In a major speech Tuesday on job creation, President Obama repackaged a February budget proposal for an $8 billion “Community College to Career Fund.”
At the event, held at an Amazon.com warehouse in Tennessee, Obama sought to bring Congressional Republicans to the table.
The president included a suggestion to slash corporate tax rates, which Republicans support. The overhaul of business taxes would also generate revenue through a fee on the foreign earnings of U.S. companies, The Washington Post reported, which would help pay for the community college plan and other proposals.
Another idea that was presented involving higher education was the creation of 45 manufacturing innovation institutes, which would link companies, colleges and government. That proposal builds on a pilot program in Youngstown, Ohio, as well as three new manufacturing institutes that are slated for creation later this year.
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