Eurogrowth Initiative & Getting to Know Europe Grant

A Conversation with:
Mr. Dean Guido
Regional Director
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship

Mr. David Langdon
Senior Policy Adviser for Economics and Statistics
US Commerce Department

Dr. Robin Mishra
Head of Section Science and Technology 
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Jim Nelson
Vice President
Illinois Manufacturer's Association

Mr. Peter Riehle
Wittenstein Holding Corp.

Ms. Caroline Vicini
Deputy Head
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne 
United States Career Ambassador and Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council's Global Business & Economics Program, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, supported by JP Morgan, for a timely event on how apprenticeship systems can boost the competitiveness of US manufacturers. The focus will be on lessons learned so far, how to translate the European apprenticeship model to the entire United States, and best practices from both sides of the Atlantic for boosting manufacturers’ competitiveness.
Reinvigorating manufacturing in the United States is a key component of the Trump administration's economic agenda. President Trump recently presented his ambitious plan to reach 5 million apprenticeships in the United States over the next five years. European, and in particular German, apprenticeship and workforce development systems offer many valuable lessons US companies. Better workforce training can reduce shortages of skilled workers, boost manufacturing companies’ competitiveness, and revitalize regions that are grappling with the challenges of globalization.

We hope you will join us in Chicago for this timely event.

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Chase Tower: 10 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603-2300

This event is open to the press and on the record.