The vocational education and training (VET) system in Switzerland is considered the global gold standard due to its positive impact on the nation's economic success, rich employer engagement, and low youth unemployment.
In today's fast-moving, technology-driven world, apprenticeship endow young professional with the skills they need to confront change and adapt in a constructive way.
SERGIO P. ERMOTTI
CEO UBS GROUP AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SWISS-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LESSONS IN LEARNING FROM THE
Multiple career paths without dead ends
Linkages between education and employment
Best practice employer engagement
Swiss CEOs sharing their career path following apprenticeship
Companies in Switzerland running apprenticeship programs in the US
US governors in states with successful support programs
Characterized by high wages and low unemployment, especially among young people, the Swiss economy is driven by well-educated employees with the right mix of skills and qualifications. Young people are highly active in the labor market, enjoy good working conditions and smooth transitions from school to work.
Youth unemployment rate
of young people ages 15-19 choose the VET pathway
of Swiss jobs require a Federal VET Diploma
Discover why Switzerland is considered the global gold standard in vocational education and training. See how the Swiss model offers solutions to help US employers reduce their workforce skills gap. Learn also about Swiss companies with US operations,including a guide to best practices. And find out how US state governors are developing new apprenticeship models to promote work skills.