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President Obama arrives at Kentucky Air Guard Base

A U.S. Army Soldier salutes Air Force One April 2, 2015, as it arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., carrying President Barack Obama. The president was in town to speak about job training and economic development. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

A U.S. Army Soldier salutes Air Force One April 2, 2015, as it arrives at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., carrying President Barack Obama. The president was in town to speak about job training and economic development. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Air Force One awaits departure at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2015. President Barack Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Air Force One awaits departure at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2015. President Barack Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., prior to his departure aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama's motorcade arrives on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., prior to his departure aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama (center) talks with Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini (near left), adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Col. Barry Gorter (near right), commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing, on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2015. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama (center) talks with Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini (near left), adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Col. Barry Gorter (near right), commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing, on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 2, 2015. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama departs the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama departs the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama departs the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

President Barack Obama departs the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic development during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- President Barack Obama arrived here April 2 aboard Air Force One as part of a visit to Louisville to discuss job creation in the technology sector.

After stepping off Air Force One, Obama traveled downtown to address a gathering of employees and guests at Indatus, a Louisville company that specializes in cloud-based applications. During his speech, Obama praised Indatus as a model for "innovation and job creation here in the 21st century."

The president also used the occasion to promote a new initiative called TechHire that's designed to train employees for high-tech jobs.

"It brings employers and local governments together to support innovative job-training programs like online classes, coding boot camps and community college courses designed by local employers," Obama explained.

The president returned to the Kentucky Air Guard Base for departure, where he was greeted by Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky's adjutant general, and Col. Barry Gorter, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing.