Latest Skills Initiative News
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.
May 5, 2017
"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.
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
Mar 20, 2017
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.
German CEO’s and Apprentices Visit White House
Sep 30, 2016
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.
German Skills Training System