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ERIC Number: EJ1124382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
International Inspiration
Finkel, Ed
Community College Journal, v87 n3 p20-25 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
As the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expands its Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) among community colleges and employer partners, those involved are looking to countries like Germany and Switzerland for inspiration. In some cases, that has meant partnering with companies from those countries, which have had more comprehensive apprenticeship infrastructures in place for longer than the U.S., and which provide experiences that can give students a window to the global economy. Occasionally, it has even meant providing students with opportunities to live and work abroad. The Labor Department would like to double the total number of students pursuing apprenticeships by 2019, from a base figure of 375,000 in 2014. One strategy has been to bring into the fold international companies with apprenticeship programs in their home countries, such as Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. This article discusses a partnership between Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and Zurich North America, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and a partnership between Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and German-based companies with a heavy presence in the Carolinas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland; United States; Germany; South Carolina; North Carolina; Illinois
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