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Would German-Style Apprenticeships Work in the ­.s.?


German apprentices

Apprentices for control engineering pictured at education and technology center of the chamber of handicrafts in Leipzig, Germany.

Credit: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa/Corbis

In a world of high youth unemployment, where the supply of skilled labor often fails to match employer demand, Germany believes help can be found in its Dual Vocational Training System (TVET)—a time-tested economic model now incorporated into the Federal Republic's law.

From Bloomberg Businessweek
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