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American Council on Germany - Warburg Chapter Tour

How the German Dual Education System offers great potential to America's young people and to U.S. businesses

TRUMPF apprentice listening to a lecturer

The Dual Education System is often cited as a major contributor for Germany’s economic success. Therefore, TRUMPF United States developed the registered apprenticeship program in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Labor. In order to discuss advantages and opportunities of the Dual Education System for the U.S. in general, TRUMPF participated in a speaking tour for the American Council on Germany (ACG). The ACG is an organization that strives to strengthen the German-American relations by providing a deeper understanding about Germany. The speaking tour addressed a pressing economic challenge for U.S. manufacturers such as TRUMPF: The so-called skills gap will leave more than two million jobs vacant in the skilled manufacturing technology sector over the next decade.

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