The U.S. would do well to adopt the Alpine nation’s wide-ranging apprenticeship program
by Scott Laband
The American Dream is just that — a dream — for many young people in the U.S. today.
As some presidential candidates have noted, particularly as they try to court younger voters, college-loan indebtedness and a skills gap are blocking many young Americans from reaching the middle class.
Students are graduating with massive debts, parents can’t get their adult kids up and out of their basements, and businesses are frustrated about the skill sets of the workforce coming out of today’s schools.
While the presidential debate focuses on how to handle student-loan indebtedness and whether college could be offered for free, another model — which is working well in Switzerland — should be considered.