'Made in Germany' - produced in America?: how dual vocational training programs can help close the skills gap in the United States

This issue brief considers how dual training programs can effectively and sustainably be implemented in the US and whether the German model can help the US bridge the skills gap. The paper examines the workplace-based learning model of dual vocational education and training: apprenticeship as well as the growing segment of 'dual studies' at the tertiary level. The authors discuss the worldwide higher education expansion and companies' demand for highly-skilled workers. It then compares the factors that hinder - or could facilitate - transfer of this German model to the United States. The paper ... Show more

Authors: Powell, Justin J. W.; Fortwengel, Johann

Published: Washington, District of Columbia, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, John Hopkins University, 2014

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 7 p.

Access item: http://www.aicgs.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/IB-47-ERP-Dual-Training.pdf

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