News - - The Obama administration on Monday formally launched a new consortium of colleges, employers and unions that is aimed at making it easier for students to turn their apprenticeship experience into academic credit.

Colleges participating in the consortium must agree to provide academic credit to students who complete certain apprenticeship programs. The institutions pledge to follow the credit recommendations made by third-party evaluators, who translate the skills learned during an apprenticeship into credit hours.

Vice President Joe Biden announced the initiative in remarks to community college presidents gathered here for the annual conference of the American Association of Community Colleges....

Ken Notes: We could lead the way here...

Read More At: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/08/biden-announces-new-consoritum-promote-apprenticeships-pathway-college-degree



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