Apprenticeship and Manufacturing Panel in Chicago

07/07/2017

On Thursday, the Atlantic Council, the German-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago and the European Union delegation organized the event "Apprenticeship and Manufacturing - Connecting Work and School" in Chicago.

Moderated by RGIT's vice president, Freya Lemcke, representatives of the Department of Labor, the German Embassy, and the European Delegation in Washington, the Illinois Manufacturing Association discussed the importance of dual education to strengthen the competitiveness of the US economy.

The ICATT training cluster, designed according to the German model, was presented as a successful model for an industry-led, demand-oriented and replicable initiative. Social acceptance of dual training, the permeability of training systems and the creation of comparable quality standards were identified as challenges