President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced new measures to boost economic opportunities for the country's middle class.

At an event at the White House before the president hits the West Coast for fundraising events, Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which the White House says will "improve business engagement and accountability across federally funded training programs."

Obama said an increasingly large number of jobs across the country require some form of specialized training or college degree, and he said this bill, along with additional recommendations from Biden, will help connect American workers with good-paying, middle class jobs.