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The rise of the credential society

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The rise of the credential society The need for a specialized workforce has increased exponentially over the decades. Today,  Americans live in a  credential society  (one that depends upon degrees and diplomas to determine  eligibility for work). Employers, predominantly in urban areas, who must draw from a pool of  anonymous applicants need a mechanism to sort out who is capable of work and who is not. Those  who have completed a college degree have demonstrated responsibility, consistency, and  presumably, basic skills. For many positions, companies can build upon the basic college degree  with specific job training. Some professions require highly specialized training that employers cannot  accommodate, however. Lawyers, physicians, engineers, computer technicians, and, increasingly, 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • credential society, highly specialized training, basic college degree, specific job training., alternative educational delivery

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