Former President Bill Clinton spoke about UCF’s successful partnership with industry and the community on Monday while visiting UCF for a campaign rally for President Barack Obama.
“Government, business, education—everybody cooperates. How did Orlando become the computer simulation capital of America? … Because of UCF,” said Clinton. “Because every semester, you train people for the jobs that are going to be there, not the jobs that aren’t.”
In addition to highlighting Central Florida’s simulation industry, Clinton also spoke about UCF’s involvement with the medical city at Lake Nona.
Obama was scheduled to speak at Monday’s rally but canceled his appearance because he returned to Washington, D.C., to advise on relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Monday’s event was the third presidential campaign event held at UCF this year. In July, first lady Michelle Obama campaigned for her husband’s re-election at the Venue. Rep. Paul Ryan visited the Venue last month for an event supporting his and Gov. Mitt Romney’s Republican ticket.