Most U.S. job training takes place in the nation’s 4,100 colleges, technical training schools, universities and community colleges. But bad times loom for these schools, which are mostly public institutions. A softening economy means lower tax revenue, less public spending and, consequently, reduced higher-education budgets.
The National Labor College specializes in college-degree programs and graduate studies for working adults. The students are union members, blue and white collar alike, working toward accredited college degrees with a union bent, like a bachelor’s degree in the political economy of labor.