Anyone who's looking for a job, or knows someone who's looking for a job, will likely feel piqued interest when the President starts explaining how he plans to create more jobs. When the President gave his State of the Union speech on February 12, I sat on the edge of the sofa, trying to gain a sense of the Federal Government's plans for the Country's economic recovery. I suspect much of the rest of the country was hovering in a similar place. However, watching the brief portion of the State of the Union address, or even reading news journal articles are not going to answer all of your questions.
If you crave details, you need to go to the source (or at least an official summation of the source), and read the President's plans in print. Fortunately there's the White House's high-level brief Fact Sheets series and its latest release, Fact Sheet: the President's Plan to Make America a Magnet for Jobs by Investing in Manufacturing (CGP record). The fact sheet lays out a brief three page outline of his "...concrete agenda to train American workers for high tech manufacturing jobs, end tax breaks to ship jobs overseas and make the U.S. more competitive, bring jobs back, and level the playing field for our workers by opening new markets for American-made products."
This outline covers some of the background of the Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs), the new partnerships of the Community College to Career Fund, the plan for tax rate reform, and the Federal Government's efforts to attract investment to the U.S. and to create a "manufacturing communities partnership". Many parts of this plan have already been set in motion, and the reader can glean a few details here.