Skills-Initiative: Conference featuring US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

06/17/2014

A conference on June 17th about skills training for a modern manufacturing workforce at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, was hosted by the German Embassy, the German Center for Research and Innovation and RGIT. US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the keynote address, praising the great work on skills and workforce training by German companies and the German-American Chambers of Commerce while emphasizing the close ties between the United States and Germany. Her speech can be viewed here. German companies with subsidiaries in the U.S. presented on three panels their methods of training their employees, modeled after the German dual system.

Video of the three panels can be found here, here, and here.