Apprenticeship: Information and Resources

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


Apprenticeship Toolkit, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor

America's Apprenticeship Renaissance: Swiss-Style Vocational Education in the United States, by Karina Rollins

A Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs, U.S. Department of Labor (download pdf)

Deregulating Apprenticeship, by Mary Alice McCarthy, Inside Higher Ed

Zurich Shares Lessons from First Earn-and-Learn Apprenticeship Class, by Stephanie K. Jones, Insurance Journal

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 Federal 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

Harper, Zurich North America Recognize Apprenticeship Partnership, Harper College

Apprentices & Trainees, Bühler

Apprenticeship Program, Schindler

Jobs Now!–Learning from the Swiss Apprenticeship ModelForbes

Jobs Now: Swiss-Style Vocational Education and Training, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce et al. 

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

Swiss Companies Bringing Apprenticeship Programs to the U.S.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

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, National Center on Education and the Economy

The Swiss Apprenticeship Model in the United States, Swiss Federal Government

“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 Jeffrey J. Selingo, The New York Times

Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique, by Riccardo Franciolli, Swissinfo