The Robert Bosch Stiftung has been in existence for over 40 years and today it belongs to the most significant foundations in Germany and Europe. This development started in 1964 when the executors of Robert Bosch’s testament structured his will for the future in a so-called “Bosch Constitution.” Aside from the corporation, the Industrietreuhand KG, and the Bosch family, the Bosch Asset Management company (“Vermögensverwaltung Bosch GmbH”) was created as a fourth cornerstone of this structure. It changed its name in 1969 to Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH.

This second AICGS conference focused on the theme of workforce education will convene municipal leaders and immigration and integration experts to talk about both the challenges and commitments to integrating immigrants and refugees into the workforce. In June 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce joined with the Departments of Education and Labor to sign an …Read More

AICGS Senior Research Associate Parke Nicholson sits down with Robert Lerman, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and professor of economics at American University, to discuss his recent Policy Report for AICGS on the topic of workforce education in the United States and Germany.

High youth unemployment in the United States and Europe is a result not only of sluggish growth, but also a skills mismatch—the new generation of workers lacks the skills that employers need. Economists now predict a looming shortfall of 3 million skilled U.S. workers by 2018. Meanwhile, there are 2 million job vacancies across the …Read More

What are elements of a successful apprenticeship system? To what degree should businesses be engaged in educating their workforce, and what other actors should participate in decision-making and evaluation? How can apprenticeship fit within the existing education system? The AICGS project “Employment, Education, and Training: Apprenticeship Models in Europe and the United States” looks to …Read More

AICGS’ conference on March 13, 2015 on “Transatlantic Approaches to Employment, Education, and Training” brought together a group of experts from Germany, the UK, France, and across the U.S. The day was divided into three panels and a keynote, and included moderated discussions with the audience. The conference concluded a year-long project that examined apprenticeship …Read More

If the U.S. aims to learn from the Swiss experience, it should seek ways to improve the reputation of work-based training programs through better linking the vocational and academic worlds of learning.

AICGS conducted a European study tour from October 5-15, 2014 that examined the role of apprenticeship in workforce development in Germany, France, Hungary, and the United Kingdom. Our goal was to identify best practices among employers, educators, government, and other stakeholders in preparing their current and future workforce for careers in manufacturing and information technology. …Read More

The German and U.S. health care systems may be different in many ways, but both countries face similar challenges.  Both countries are troubled by aging populations and increasing health care costs, which significantly complicates their respective domestic policy debates.  This Policy Report provides an analysis of how Germany and the U.S. attempt to reward quality …Read More

Over the last four years, President Barack Obama’s most significant bill was the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), which introduced a major reform of the U.S. health care system. Although most provisions of the bill were affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in summer 2012, Republican opposition to the bill has been significant. The Republican …Read More

Minnesota’s health care model is admired across the United States as an efficient, high quality system. There are many reasons for this and one important component is that Minnesotans work together toward common goals. Collaboration among the health plans, hospitals and clinics, and the State of Minnesota has resulted in a system which ranks high …Read More

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