Importing Germany’s Apprentice System
Friday, March 07, 2014
Americans import a lot of things from Germany, from beer to luxury cars. Now, some companies in states that are facing a shortage of skilled labor are hoping to import Germany’s centuries-old apprentice system.
These German-style apprenticeships let young people sidestep college — and college debt — while they learn a trade. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tracy Samilton of Michigan Radio reports.