Apprenticeships and Community Colleges: Do They Have a Future Together?

Explores how community colleges could play a more active role in growing the number of apprenticeships nationwide, a role that would contribute to resolving the current mismatch between what postsecondary institutions produce and what employers need. The report begins with a brief summary of the past and current state of apprenticeships and the role apprenticeships play in other countries, then turns to the challenges faced by community colleges interested in sponsoring apprenticeship programs and what reforms might help community colleges overcome these obstacles. It concludes with the role private apprenticeship service providers may play as competitors to community colleges interested in apprenticeship programs.

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