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US-Manufacturing Symposium Panel III

May 22, 2012

The Importance of Workforce Training for Advanced Economies

 Germany has long relied on a system of vocational training with apprenticeships to meet the need for a skilled workforce in a rapidly changing global economy. Business, trade unions, and government have historically worked well together to organize and fund the apprenticeship system. The luncheon topic will highlight the German system of vocational training. The American panelists will then comment on what aspects might be employed in the United States.

Moderator: Emily S. DeRocco, Former President, The Manufacturing Institute, NAM

Address by: Friedrich Hubert Esser, President, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung – BIBB), on the Dual System of Vocational Training in Germany

Followed by discussion with:
                –    Tim Welsh, Senior Vice President, National Industry Strategy Group, University of Phoenix
                –    Joseph M. Pietrantonio, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality, and Corporate Chief Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
                –    Thomas J. Snyder, President, Ivy Tech Community College

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