Clinton Talks Up Community Colleges, Manufacturing Jobs In Concord

Apr 21, 2015

On her second day campaigning in the Granite State, Hillary Clinton sat down for a roundtable discussion in Concord.

The Democratic presidential candidate joined students and education leaders on Tuesday at NHTI Community College to talk about getting more people interested in manufacturing work.  

The group discussed the challenges including  the ongoing stigma around manufacturing jobs.

“We really need to add prestige and distinction to the work that needs to be done in America,” Clinton told the group.

Clinton stressed the importance of manufacturing jobs to the economy, adding that high-paying jobs are available. But also focused on the need to reduce college costs, highlighting the fact that New Hampshire has the highest student debt load of any state in the country.  

Hillary Clinton shook hands with 86-year-old June Whitcomb who came up from Kingston to meet her.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

The Democratic frontrunner shook hands with the nearly dozen people at the event, and then left without taking any questions from the media. 

She plans to stop by the State House sometime this afternoon. 

On Monday Clinton met with workers at the Whitney Brothers children’s furniture plant in Keene.

Click through the gallery to see photos from today's event at NHTI. Photos by Allegra Boverman: