Germany’s Apprenticeship System Struggling?

One of the strengths of the German Wirtschaftswunder is the vocational training system. I keep attending events where the UK’s skills crisis is discussed – a crisis that has been continuing for at least a decade. One of the points that keeps coming up (in the West Midlands at least) is that we have too many graduates and too few apprentices.

This article from Reuters suggests that all is not now well with the German system, with a shortage of candidates. Guess what? More young people are being encouraged to go to university.

Ever get the feeling that there is no perfect system?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-education-insight/on-the-job-training-a-german-export-hit-losing-favor-at-home-idUSKBN1KH1GO

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