White House Week

19.4.14

President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence during his meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office at 2:49 P.M. to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, April 15, 2014. Pictured from left, are Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Press Secretary Jay Carney, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, and Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of Legislative Affairs. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This week at the White House the President joined others around the country in a minute's silence to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Vice President also joined Instagram! Make sure you check out his account!

On Wednesday, the President and Vice President travelled to the Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale, Pennsylvania to talk about the importance of reforming America's job training programs.

In his remarks, President Obama announced that the federal government will award over $500 million in job training and apprenticeship grants to ensure Americans have the right skills for the workforce. Read the President's speech here. 
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