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Jobs now: Vocational education and training swiss-style

Voice from companies, governors and CEOs

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

SWISS GOLD STANDARD

Multiple career paths without dead ends

Multiple career paths without dead ends

Linkages between education and employment

Linkages between education and employment

Best practice employer engagement

Best practice employer engagement





BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES FROM:

Swiss CEOs sharing their career path following apprenticeship

Swiss CEOs sharing their career path following apprenticeship

Companies in Switzerland running apprenticeship programs in the US

Companies in Switzerland running apprenticeship programs in the US

US governors in states with successful support programs

US governors in states with successful support programs

SWITZERLAND'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS STORY

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.



2.2% Youth unemployment rate


Youth unemployment rate

75% of young people ages 15-19 choose the VET pathway


of young people ages 15-19 choose the VET pathway

50% of Swiss jobs require a Federal VET Diploma


of Swiss jobs require a Federal VET Diploma



HOW SWITZERLAND BRINGS
VOCATIONAL TRAINING TO LIFE

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.

Jobs Now: Vocational education and training swiss-style

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