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Apprenticeship Resources

Articles and links about all aspects of apprenticeship in Switzerland and the United States.

The Swiss Secret to Jump-Starting Your Career, by Dwyer Gunn, The Atlantic

Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, U.S. Department of Labor

Vocational Education and Training/Apprenticeships and the MOU, Swiss government

Colorado’s Swiss Apprenticeship Model, Governor Hickenlooper

Pledge to America’s Workers, The White House—includes list of U.S. and Swiss companies that have committed to job education and training programs for American workers

Apprentices & Trainees, Bühler

Apprenticeship Program, Schindler

Jobs Now – Learning from the Swiss Apprenticeship Model (Forbes)

Jobs Now: Swiss-Style Vocational Education and Training 

Earn While You Learn: Switzerland’s Vocational Education and Training System by Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Swiss Companies Bringing Apprenticeship Programs to the U.S. by U.S. Embassy Bern

What Does It Mean to Be Career Ready? ESSA Plans Offer an Answer by Marc Tucker, Education Week

The Tremendous Promise Of Trump's Apprenticeship Initiative And What States Can Do To Assist by Patrick M. Gleason (YL 2015) 

Engaging the Swiss on Apprenticeships by Ambassador Suzan G. LeVine, Council of American Ambassadors

Apprenticeship by U.S. Department of Labor

A Quick-Start Toolkit:  Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs by U.S. Department of Labor

What America Can Learn from Switzerland’s Apprenticeships, by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education blog

Gold Standard: The Swiss Vocational Education and Training System by the National Center on Education and the Economy

Switzerland’s Vocational Education and Training System: A Model for Apprenticeships in the United States?

“Mr. Apprentice” Can Look to Switzerland for a Model to Help Close U.S. Youth Skills Gap by Ambassador Faith Whittlesey & Patrick M. Gleason (YL 2015), Forbes

Getting Americans Back to Work by Hadley Heath Manning (YL 2014), Policy Focus, Independent Women’s Forum

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required by

Apprenticeships: Useful Alternative, Tough to Implement by Gail Heriot, Cato Institute

Schneider-Ammann hat Trump am Draht by Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

President Trump and Making America Great Again—Swiss-Style by Ambassador Faith Whittlesey & Doug Sears (YL 2000), The Daily Caller

CareerWise Colorado gets an A by The Denver Post Editorial Board

Giving Colorado’s youth the skills and education to succeed by John Hickenlooper, Michael Bloomberg and Jamie Dimon, The Denver Post