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In an initiative called "a win-win idea" by Ambassador Peter Ammon, the German Embassy is working with US states, German companies in the US and education and training facilities to spread best practices in sustainable workforce development, and, at the end of the day, to help fill more jobs with capable, well-trained people.

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

May 5, 2017 |
Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

German CEO’s and Apprentices Advocate For Vocational Training at the White House

Mar 20, 2017 |
Chancellor Merkel meeting President Trump

As part of the business focused first meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump, three CEO’s of German companies and their respective apprentices met with the two leaders to discuss the benefits of the dual system of vocational training.

Wall Street Journal Article Highlights Effort to Bring German Skills Training Model to US

Sep 30, 2016 |
Trainee in production technology

Some companies in America that are finding it difficult to hire and retain qualified industrial workers are looking to the German skills training model for inspiration, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

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