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America’s Apprenticeship Renaissance: Swiss-Style Vocational Education in the United States

Switzerland’s apprenticeship system combines vocational training with a paid job. After choosing a job path—be it a traditional trade or a job in IT—an apprentice will spend part of the week in the classroom (vocational education), and the other part gaining skills through on-the-job work experience (the apprenticeship). In the United States, apprenticeships are making a comeback with support from both the public and private sector.

 
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U.S.-Swiss Free Trade Agreement: When Will It Happen?

Discussions about a U.S.-Swiss free trade agreement have been ongoing, and an agreement remains on the horizon. Switzerland and the United States have long been key trading partners, and the U.S. is the No. 1 destination for Swiss investment, as well as one of the largest foreign investors in Switzerland. Given the strong economic partnership and cross-border investment, a bilateral trade deal may seem a natural fit for the two countries, but some sticking points need special consideration.

 
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Building Bridges “Tech Tour” 2019: The American Swiss Foundation Explores Silicon Valley

In late September, the ASF hosted a three-day “Tech Tour” in Palo Alto and San Francisco. More than 50 attendees from across the United States and Switzerland—including 10 members of ASF’s board and advisory councils, 33 Young Leader alumni, and various key partners—took part. They visited the Tesla factory in Fremont, Google Cloud in Sunnyvale, Palantir in Palo Alto, and Genentech in South San Francisco, as well as Stanford University and swissnex San Francisco.

 

American Swiss Foundation Elects New Chairman Robert J. Giuffra, Jr.

Robert Giuffra was elected Chairman of the Board of the American Swiss Foundation at its Annual Meeting in New York on March 14, 2016.

 

Article by Ambassador Whittlesey about Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan in Die Weltwoche

Ambassador Whittlesey contributed to the debate in Switzerland in a recent article for Die Weltwoche.​

 

Christa Markwalder and Thomas Aeschi Featured on French Swiss Radio

Christa Markwalder (YL '06) & Thomas Aeschi (YL '14) are featured on French Swiss Radio, showcasing their experiences as Young Leaders in elected office.

 

Ringing in 70 Years of the American Swiss Foundation at the NYSE Opening Bell

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the American Swiss Foundation, Chairman Steven Hoch, President Patricia Schramm and Vice President Stewart Wicht rang the Opening Bell of the NYSE! Also present was Ambassador Andre Schaller, Consul General of Switzerland in New York.

 

The Select USA Summit Hosts 40 Swiss Companies

40 Swiss companies attended the Select USA Summit in Washington. They were joined by many prominent political officials, including President Obama and Secretary Kerry, who mentioned Switzerland in their remarks.

 

Young Leader Election News Update

Congratulations to the many Young Leaders who won their elections on November 4!

 

Jimmy Soni Featured in Vogue India

Jimmy Soni (YL 2012), Managing Editor of the Huffington Post, was recently featured in an issue of Vogue India

 
 
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