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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. In this three-part series, JFF’s Nancy…

May 29, 2018
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On the Road: Learning from the Successful Swiss Apprenticeship System

During its Summer Institute, the Swiss Center on the Economics and Management of Education and Training Systems shed some light on what makes the Swiss apprenticeship system so effective. Participants from around the world presented…

May 29, 2018
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Delaware Pathways Leading the Way

Delaware Pathways Leading the Way Within JFF’s national Pathways to Prosperity Network, Delaware has become an exemplary national leader of career pathways, in addition to having the Network’s most clearly defined and engaged statewide Pathways…

May 29, 2018
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The Secret Glue in the Swiss Apprenticeship System

The Center for Young Professionals, a Swiss nonprofit center for basic banking education, is the focus of this final blog on the extremely successful Swiss apprenticeship system. Center for Young Professionals banking apprentices and trainer…

May 29, 2018
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"Your Talent and Ideas are Sought": Visiting Swisscom and Migros Apprenticeship Programs

As apprenticeships gain momentum in the US, there’s a lot we can learn from the Swiss apprenticeship system. Here’s a look at two Swiss companies, Swisscom and Migros, with exemplary models. Compared to Swisscom, Migros…

May 29, 2018
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National Reentry Week: The Voices of Reentry

As part of National Reentry Week, JFF highlighted the work of entities providing reentry education to young people and adults across the country as part of the Department of Education’s Improved Reentry Education Demonstration Project.…

May 29, 2018
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What’s Next for Apprenticeship?

Will growth come at the expense of quality? US apprenticeship task force releases final recommendations on expansion to new industry sectors. JFF urges high standards, equal access. Will growth come at the expense of quality?…

May 17, 2018
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10 Equity Questions to Ask about Career and Technical Education

This first of a series of blogs explores equity in career and technical education, which has become the “next best thing” in high school reform. Lately, it’s been on the radar of governors, legislators, education…

February 13, 2018
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America’s “Greatness” Depends on the Skills of Its People and Its Workforce

Last week, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, entitled “ A New Foundation for American Greatness .” The President’s proposal would prioritize funding for defense, border security and immigration enforcement,…

May 30, 2017

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