Lawmakers asked to consider funding for apprenticeships at 2-year colleges

From Inside Higher Education: “President Biden’s proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs…In some states, apprenticeship programs are growing rapidly…But many community colleges don’t have the experience necessary to build apprenticeship programs that lead not only to a job but also a degree, said Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at the think tank New America. She noted that career advancement in many fields, like health care, requires academic credentials that can only come from higher education institutions. That’s where funding from the federal government could play a large role.”

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