Community colleges, those often-maligned relatives of the traditional 4-year university, are well placed to pick up the slack when it comes to educating tomorrow’s skilled blue-collar worker. “A lot of people in this field who would have gone from high school right into the workforce are now forced to get at least a 2-year degree,” says Stephen D’Arcy, partner in charge of global automotive practice at Price Waterhouse Coopers. CAR’s David Cole says “World Engine” plant in Dundee, MI, ...

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