President Obama on Monday afternoon will unveil executive actions to strengthen advanced manufacturing, the White House said.


The efforts to spur innovation and attract jobs and investment are based on recommendations from the president’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, the White House added.

“The executive actions announced today align with the report’s recommendations by making investments in emerging, cross-cutting manufacturing technologies, training our workforce with the skills for middle-class jobs in manufacturing, and equipping small manufacturers to adopt cutting-edge technologies,” the White House said in a statement.

Obama will announce that the departments of Defense, Energy and Agriculture and NASA will invest more than $300 million in advanced materials, advanced sensors and digital manufacturing.

The National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and NASA will also work to connect companies and universities on research and development and develop “technology testbeds” at federal research facilities.

The Department of Labor will also launch a $100 million competition to spur new apprenticeship models.

To help improve the business climate, the Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership will launch a $130 million competition over five years in 10 states to help small firms adopt new technologies and sell new products.