Information from WYSH Radio
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, are coming to East Tennessee on Friday to announce a new higher education initiative.
The White House announced the Tennessee visit on Saturday as part of a week-long, cross-country tour to promote presidential policies on housing, economic development, and education.
Knoxville media reported that Obama and Biden will visit Pellissippi State Community College and then stop by Techmer PM, a Clinton company that makes additive and colorant systems for industries.
A White House press announcement said: “On Friday, the president, vice president, and Dr. Biden will travel to Tennessee to discuss new initiatives he will propose to help more Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed, and highlight the administration’s efforts to act on his own to create new, good paying manufacturing jobs.”
The trip marks Obama’s second visit to Tennessee in recent weeks and his third in the last 13 months. In December, the president touted Nashville’s diversity and blossoming immigrant community in a speech highlighting his actions on immigration reform. In January 2014, he visited McGavock High School to call attention to Nashville’s academies as models for successful high school education.
The president also plans trips to Detroit and Phoenix before ending his week in Tennessee.