Companies and Colleges Unite to Train ‘New Collar’ Students

By Nicole Spector and Michael Cappetta

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So long white collar and blue collar. Now it’s all about the “new collar” job.

In the current technological economy, where factories and production plants are closed or workers are replaced by computers, those computers need to be maintained and programmed. Enter “new collar” jobs — positions that require some specialized education (typically in a technical field), but not a four-year college degree.

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