Details of president’s education proposals announced

Some specifics of how President Barack Obama plans to reform the education sector have been announced as part of the annual budget for 2013, reports Inside Higher Ed.

In the financial plan for next year, President Obama wants to spend $8 billion on expanding job training programs at community colleges over the next three years. The president also wants to increase spending for some other Department of Education programs and scientific research projects.

President Obama is expected to go into more detail about the plans at an address scheduled at Northern Virginia Community College. The focus of the proposals is to create more jobs through training programs at community colleges, which could be important for the president's reelection campaign.

"These investments will give more community colleges the resources they need to become community career centers where people learn crucial skills that local businesses are looking for right now, ensuring that employers have the skilled workforce they need and workers are gaining industry recognized credentials to build strong careers," read a statement from the White House.

If you're thinking about pursuing a hands-on career, you may want to consider filling out a college application for a two-year school. These programs can be a great way to learn vocational skills in less time than a traditional four-year degree program.

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