US community colleges, employers creating "white collar" apprenticeships

June 25, 2019

A growing trend in the US has seen community colleges working directly with companies to incorporate white-collar jobs into apprenticeship programs, reports Steven Johnson. The author notes that employers and community colleges are now creating formal pipelines that see companies hiring students out of community colleges for jobs that traditionally require four-year degrees. "There's more than one way to the middle class other than a four-year degree. And companies are starting to realize that," said Eric M Seleznow, a senior adviser at Jobs for the Future, a work-force-development organization. Chronicle (Subscription Required) (International)