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Hope Johnson

Recasting high school, German firms transplant apprentice model to U.S.

Recasting high school, German firms transplant apprentice model to U.S. (Nanine Hartzenbusch/ For The Washinton Post ) - Baron Caber, left, a machinist, works with Hope Johnson, right, a third year apprentice at the Siemens plant in Charlotte, N.C. Johnson, 16, was offered a ...

German firms transplant European apprentice model to US

Third-year apprentice Hope Johnson at the Siemens plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Nanine Hartzenbusch/The Washington Post As a high school junior in Charlotte, North Carolina, Hope Johnson thought she had things figured out. She'd been hit with wanderlust during an ...

Sometimes the 'Makers' Act Like 'Takers'

The article profiled Hope Johnson, who decided to forgo college and instead take a four-year fellowship with Siemens — which is training her at a plant in Charlotte, N.C., and with which she expects to have a lifelong career. Siemens and several other companies have formed an ...

Problems with the German model of apprenticeship

Second, if Hope Johnson, the bright young woman profiled in the article, should choose to seek promotion into management in a decade or so, would Siemens provide her with additional educational benefits, and would she be eligible for, say, an MBA program? Or would her associate’s degree ...

Germany exports job model

CEO Fred Merritt doesn’t have a crystal ball – he just pays attention.So a decade ago, Riverside Manufacturing, 14510 Lima Road, began a four-day workweek that includes production coming to a halt.Today 3:00 am Baron Caber, left, a machinist, works with Hope Johnson, a third year ...

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