German American Vocational Career Program - Skills Initiative
DIAG USA encourages German companies in the US to participate in our apprenticeship programs. We provide an infrastructure between colleges, employer partners and other educational institutions based on the German Dual Education System to ensure that employees meet the businesses' demands of today.
German companies have identified job skills as a key challenge to their success here in the US. The German Embassy thus started its "Skills Initiative" to identify and share information about best practices for sustainable workforce development, in cooperation with German companies investing in the US. They are well placed to undertake this effort because they are familiar with Germany’s first-class vocational education and training system. It is called the dual system of vocational training and is a major reason for Germany’s economic success. It provides sound qualifications through its unique combination of theory and practice, learning and working, thereby offering a highly attractive and recognized training and career path after high school – as an alternative and at the same time complementary option to college and university education.
Check it out: http://www.germany.info/skillsinitiative
DIAG USA Foundation