The White House yesterday announced new, wide-ranging commitments to President Barack Obama’s “Nation of Makers” initiative. The measures seek to “ensure that the maker movement is able to support and reach students and adults of all backgrounds.”
The news comes in advance of President Obama’s keynote at SXSW, where he’s expected to discuss how bolstering technical skills and fueling innovation can fill vacant positions in technology fields and help future-proof the U.S. workforce.
“President Obama’s initiative is a strong response to the urgent need to prepare students for the dynamic workforce they will enter. As a manufacturer of 3D printing technology and curriculum for classrooms, Dremel fully supports nourishing a maker mentality by increasing access to STEM education for students of all ages and backgrounds,” said John Kavanagh, President of Dremel.
Watch President Obama’s keynote on Friday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. CT: http://www.sxsw.com/live.