Report/Research

Supporting Community College Delivery of Apprenticeships

At a Glance

Community colleges have emerged as a natural partner to help with the goals of broadening the roles of apprenticeship partners and increasing college credit earned through apprenticeships.

Published nov. 19, 2017

As part of a recent expansion of apprenticeship, community colleges have emerged as a natural partner to help with the goals of broadening the roles of apprenticeship partners and increasing college-credit earned through apprenticeships. While colleges have established new programs and taken on new apprenticeship roles, little has been documented or tracked at a national level. What do community colleges know about apprenticeship and what questions remain? How are they already involved? What innovative practices should be shared with community colleges new to apprenticeship? This brief provides preliminary lessons about community college involvement in apprenticeship collected through a survey and select interviews from 38 colleges that are workforce development leaders.