Katie Bascuas surveys all the developments in replacing college with mentoring and apprentice programs from associations. Including talking to John Bell, the author of "A+ Solution: How America’s Professional Societies and Trade Associations Can Solve the Nation’s Workforce Skills Crisis".
Across the U.S., over 70,000 nonprofit professional societies and trade associations focus on gathering and disseminating research and education for their field,” Bell and Smith wrote. “What would happen if we could give millions of Americans access to training, education, and career support resources developed and run by these associations? What if we used these programs as vehicles to get people back to work? Imagine filling current skills gaps across occupations, job titles, and industry sectors by leveraging the power of trusted organizations that have been on top of their fields for years.