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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Stephanie Bullock (R) who is part of a team from the US Virgin Islands that design rockets for the Team America Rocketry Challenge, during the 2015 White House Science Fair, at the White House, March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The students are winners of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) competitions from across the country (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks with members of Team Caribbean Splash, from Elena L. Christian Jr. High School in the U.S. Virgin Islands, at the fifth White House Science Fair March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. In addition to competing in the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge: Stephanie Bullock, 16; Shimeeka Stanley, 15; Gabriel St. Kitts, 13; Maria Heywood, 13; and Amari DeSouza, 12; submitted one of five proposals selected to participate in the Small Satellites for Secondary Students (S4) Payload Contest which will be held in Nevada this June. (Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)
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President Obama spoke with city officials and delegates at the National League of Cities 2015 Congressional City Conference and introduced the TechHire Initiative, a move to help citizens obtain the training and seek out jobs in technology, become innovators and creators.
The address was included in the opening general session of the National League of Cities 2015 Congressional City Conference, which was hosted at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.