President Obama announces the launch of the Solar Ready Vets Program, which he says will train veterans to enter the solar power industry. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama announces a Solar Ready Vets Program at Utah's Hill Air Force Base, Friday (April 3). "The solar industry is actually adding jobs ten times faster than the rest of the economy," Obama said. The president's comments come as March jobs data shows that U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year. "I'm announcing a new goal to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020. As part of this, we're creating what we're calling a Solar Ready Vets Program," Obama said. Department of Energy, in partnership with the Department of Defense, is launching the program at 10 military bases across the country, including Hill Air Force Base. Obama says it will train transitioning military service personnel to enter the solar power industry.