The "Apprenticeships and Community Colleges: Do They Have a Future Together" report written by the American Enterprise Institute describes the state of apprenticeships in the nation, and defines the obstacles facing community colleges in implementing apprenticeship training programs.

This report explores how community colleges could play a more active role in growing the number of apprenticeships nationwide. They articulate the challenges faced by community colleges interested in sponsoring apprenticeships and identify what reforms might address these challenges. The authors also discuss the role private apprenticeship service providers may play as competitors to community colleges interested in apprenticeship programs.