Illustrates how a changing U.S. economy demands a revival of employer-based workforce training and suggests a new model of apprenticeship founded on the best of practices past and present, overseas and at home.
• Includes excerpts from interviews and observations from the author's travels through Europe, where apprenticeship has been revitalized with great success
• Discusses the current best practices and potential of community colleges collaborating with employers to facilitate apprenticeship training and college credit/courses
• Includes sidebars that document how local or regional collaboratives for registered apprenticeship at community colleges can have a tremendous economic development benefit
• Describes real-world employer experiences with apprenticeship, offering insightful commentary on what works and doesn't work from their diverse perspectives—including employers abroad
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About the Author
Jeffrey A. Cantor, PhD, retired as provost and interim vice president for academic affairs of Pensacola Junior College, FL. Previously, he was dean of workforce education with Norwalk Community College, CT.