Embassy of the United States of America
For Immediate Release
January 20, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh’s Meeting with Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin and State Secretary Martina Hirayama
On January 18, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin and State Secretary for Education, Research, and Innovation Martina Hirayama in Davos, Switzerland. Secretary Walsh, Federal Councilor Parmelin, and State Secretary Hirayama discussed opportunities for continued bilateral cooperation on workforce development, including the value of apprenticeships. Secretary Walsh highlighted the existing memorandum of understanding between the United States and Switzerland on vocational and professional education and training. Secretary Walsh also discussed how the United States can advance apprenticeship partnerships between U.S. and Swiss companies.
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