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Swiss Apprenticeship Series


In this three-part series, JFF's Nancy Hoffman shares insights and reflections from her deep experience studying and learning about the Swiss Vocational and Professional Educational and Training (VPET) system. Switzerland is a global leader in developing successful apprenticeship and work-based learning systems. The first post introduces VPET, while the second post profiles two companies' youth apprenticeship programs: Swisscom and Migros. Finally, the third post closely examines the important role of sector-based associations and distills lessons that can inform U.S. efforts.

Read the full series below:
On the Road: Learning from the Successful Swiss Apprenticeship System
"Your Talent and Ideas are Sought": Visiting Swisscom and Migros Apprenticeship Programs
The Secret Glue in the Swiss Apprenticeship Program