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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak to guests at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 16, 2014 in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. The president and vice president are announcing new federal investments using existing funds to support job-driven training, like apprenticeships, that will expand partnerships with industry, businesses, unions, community colleges, and training organizations to train workers in the skills they need. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak to guests at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 16, 2014 in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. The president and vice president are announcing new federal investments using existing funds to support job-driven training, like apprenticeships, that will expand partnerships with industry, businesses, unions, community colleges, and training organizations to train workers in the skills they need. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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President Obama makes his way to Warren, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, on Wednesday to renew a push for free community college and apprenticeship programs.

Accompanied by Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and a community college professor, the president will speak at Macomb Community College about the $60 billion plan to make community college free for qualified students and a $175 million federal grant program that officials say should result in the hiring of 34,000 apprentices in a variety of fields.

Jake Neher of Here & Now contributor Michigan Public Radio is covering the event and joins host Robin Young with details.

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  • Jake Neher, state capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He tweets @GJNeher.

This segment aired on September 9, 2015.

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