President Barack Obama will make a trip to Oregon at the end next week and will visit an Intel manufacturing plant as well as discuss the company's programs related to science, engineering and math programs, the White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a press conference on Friday.
Obama will vist Intel's semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon together with CEO Paul Otellini, the White House said in a statement. While there, the President will learn about Intel's STEM education programs and intel's efforts to prepare tne next generation to compete for high-tech jobs and be the minds behind the next great inventions.
The visit is part of the President's efforts urging for federal government spending in education as a way to helpthe U.S. become more competitive globally, help the economy grow and create new jobs. Over the next several months, Obama will urge Congress to allocate funds for education-related government programs.
The President's schedule next week also includes:
On Monday, Obama will push his priorities for the 2012 federal fiscal year budget. He will do so on a trip to Baltimore, Maryland where he will be joined by Education Sec. Arney Duncan, and Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew at Parkvill Middle and Center of Technology.
On Tuesday he will award the 2010 Medal of Freedom to various recipients in a White House Ceremony. Teh medal is the highest American civilian honor and is awarded for meritorious countribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
On Wednesday he will meet with legislators in the White House and on the same day he will promote the America's Great Outdoors initiative.
On Thursday the President will hold not yet named meetings at the White House and in the afternoon, will travel to the West Coast.
Correction: An article on February 11, 2011 incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama would vist Intel in California at the end of the following week. The President will visit the company in Oregon.