The president visited Louisville technology company Indatus during a quick stop in the Bluegrass State on Thursday.
Obama’s arrival in Louisville was pushed back several hours because of a breakthrough in the Iran nuclear talks.
The Democratic president says more employers need to follow Indatus’ lead in training people for tech jobs.
The audience for Obama’s speech included Gov. Steve Beshear, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Several prominent Democrats running for statewide office this year were absent from the appearance by Obama, who is unpopular in the state.
Obama thanked Fischer for giving him a Louisville Slugger bat and a "really big suitcase" filled with Kentucky bourbon.