Biden talks about workforce training during Bay Area visit

SAN FRANCISCO -- Vice President Joe Biden visited a PG&E power plant in Oakland, California, Friday morning and spoke with veterans in a job-training program.

Biden spoke with 15 students in the utility's workforce development program before a much broader press event where he highlighted the importance of workforce development, especially for veterans, according to remarks released by the White House.

His appearance is part of a two-day swing through the Bay Area. Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, arrived Thursday evening. The vice president attended a political fundraiser, while his wife visited De Anza Community College in Cupertino to highlight the administration's commitment to two-year colleges.

PG&E's training program prepares people for careers as utility workers, welders, gas service representatives and such. Since 2008, the program has trained more than 600 students, according to the company.
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