Micro-Colleges are time-limited, intensive courses centered around practial skills such as coding or beer brewing. According to Thomas Frey, Micro-Colleges exist because traditional college takes too long and costs too much for people who just need to retool themselves for the changing job market.
So, what do you have when you have a collection Micro-Colleges? A Pop-Up University? To me, a good model would be a two-year program of general studies to teach core skills such as oral and written communication, critical thinking skills, and learning-to-learn skills. Then, students can attend a Micro-College, work for a while, and then come back to another Micro-College to retool. How does this sound as a viable blend of a good liberal education and vocational education?