Germany’s dual education and apprenticeship system has kept unemployment comparatively low through the financial crisis and helped businesses that invest in Germany to thrive. This can and should be adapted to fit other regions of the world with a consideration for the different education systems and industrial comparative advantages. But to do so, governments will need to take a more active role in encouraging industry to invest in their countries.

In a Caribbean Journal Op-Ed titled “Why Companies Should Invest in the Caribbean Workforce,” AICGS Program Coordinator Kimberly Frank argues that Caribbean countries should work together to promote their pre-existing dual-education system and create an environment where companies, especially in the manufacturing sector, would want to invest and train new workers with specialized skills.

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