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Obama Lauds Worcester Tech's Focus on 'Real-World Skills'

Obama Praises Worcester Tech High School

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In Worcester, MA, President Barack Obama spoke about the future of education at Worcester Tech High School during its commencement ceremony, reported WBUR's Learning Lab.

"Together, you're an example of what's possible when we stop just talking about giving young people opportunity, when we don't just give lip service to helping you compete in the global economy and we actually start doing it," the President said. 

The President praised graduates for their achievement in learning skills that "will make America stronger."

"And that's why I've challanged high schools all across the country to do what you're doing here, better prepare students for the demands of the global economy. We're getting started this year with a competition that pairs schools and employers and colleges to combine quality education with real-world skills."

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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