Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer listens as an apprentice explains his industrial mechanics curriculum at a Siemens training facility in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Training a Next-Generation Workforce in Nuremberg

November 24, 2014, Joseph Parilla and Alan Berube

U.S. cities and regions face a paradox today. Youth unemployment remains unacceptably high, yet companies say they cannot find the talent they need. As a result, many of these places are considering how they can better link the worlds of education and work for young people. That issue was the focus of the second day of the Global Cities Initiative’s study tour last week in Germany. In Nuremberg, the state of Bavaria’s second-largest city, the U.S. delegation visited a Siemens factory and learned about the company’s approach—and that of German employers in general—to work-based education and training. 

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