Participation of Deputy Secretary Sherman in the roundtable on apprenticeship in Switzerland

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As spokesperson Ned Price said:

Deputy State Secretary Wendy R. Sherman took part in a roundtable on apprenticeship today in Bern, hosted by Chargé d’affaires Eva Weigold Schultz. Deputy Secretary, Swiss Secretary of State for Education, Research and Innovation Martina Hirayama, and business leaders discussed US-Swiss cooperation in vocational education and training, including Swiss apprenticeship programs in the United States which currently provide training opportunities to over 40,000 American workers. Participants included Christa Markwalder of Zurich Insurance, who is also a member of the Swiss Parliament; Matthew Lauer of Mercuria Energy Trading; Volker Stephan from ABB; Kathryn Rowan of Nestlé; and Alain Gendre from the Kudelski Group. All participants expressed interest in expanding the collaboration in vocational learning and education and training between the United States and Switzerland to support workforce development for the economy of the future. , including updating the memorandum of understanding on apprenticeship between the United States and Switzerland, which was first signed in 2015.

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