Germany in the United States
Transatlantic Relations: Germany and the United States
Ambassador Dr. Ammon with Mayor Gregory Ballard in Indianapolis, July 2013 (Image courtesy of Germany.info)
While the German-American Trade and Investment have become highly an essential focus in Transatlantic Relations in the recent years, the Skill Initiative (the German model of working while learning) project is now in far more demand by more States across the US.
In continuation of the efforts by Ambassador Ammon, the Skills Initiative has reached another success in Indiana, where Ambassador Ammon was invited to present the project to the high level State discussion and forum on July 8th 2013.
In Indiana the number of German companies who provide job are about 12,500, which subsequently have been contributing to the economic growth and are injecting timely relief to the process of recovery of that State. This number will increase with the success of ‘Skill Initiative Project’ as more German companies will move to that States to hire trained and skilled people.
“In a number of US states already, local governments and universities have entered into a dialogue with German companies on which curricula suits the best needs of medium and hi-tech companies,”
“German investors are often particularly assured when they find training models which they already know from home.” Stated the Ambassador
Ambassador Dr. Ammon with Governor Mike Pence July 2013 © The Diplomatic Mission of Germany to U.S.A
“We look to Germany and its effective dual (working while learning model) system as a gold standard for inspiration,” And we make Indiana a shining example of a state that works.” Highlighted Governor Mike Pence of Indiana.
By Catherine Stella Schmidt
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