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President Obama To Visit Ivy Tech Community College Friday

President Barack Obama, with Staff Secretary Joani Walsh, signs bills in the Oval Office, March 21, 2014.

President Barack Obama is visiting Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis on Friday, an Ivy Tech spokesperson confirms.

The IndyStar cites a White House spokesman saying the president will talk about middle class economics.

The president will talk about how to prepare Americans to earn higher wages and the importance of making paychecks of working families go further, said spokesman Keith Maley.

The trip follows recent visits to Idaho and Kansas where Obama also talked about policies to help the middle class.

Since Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free, Ivy Tech President Tom Synder has been touting the proposal as a win for middle class families.

“We’re replacing K-12 with K-14. What that means is that everyone is going to have to be pursuing something beyond high school,” Snyder told StateImpact Indiana.

Snyder also recently visited the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion about apprenticeships, which the president has said he wants to double in the next five years.

President Obama last traveled to Indiana in October, when he visited a steel plant in Princeton to exemplify the growth of the manufacturing sector.

Additional details about the president’s visit are expected to be released in the coming days.

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