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"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
Producing profitable solutions to socio-economic problems.
As academic and practical changes evolve, they do so at a level of great magnitude. Such changes are affecting organizations, institutions, and individuals who find that they are falling behind in the progression factor.
By way of the phrase “falling behind” reference is made to the challenge of adapting, relating, or maintaining the ability to advance within the vicissitudes of academic knowledge and applied know-how.
The purpose of the IAM is to serve primary and secondary school students, their parents, institutions and business clients that are in need of logistical, technical, and business strategy services as they enter the realm of obtaining or providing an apprenticeship position aligned with an academic trajectory
While new generations are emerging, it is the continuity of known identities that allow for continued growth and success for all.
The IAM has researched, studied and actualized the nuances of Dual-Education by way of apprenticeships and academics.
This dual-education model is fostered as a way for students of all ages and stages of their lives to dream big and position themselves succinctly into whatever career they so desire.
There is no task too great for the U.S.A.
History has clearly proven that for every obstacle, tragedy or threat presented to the U.S., there is an innate reaction to stand tall, band together and get through such adversities together.
Our commitment to excellence embraces the pursuit of brilliance both inside and outside the classroom and the workplace.
We encourage critical thinking and emphasize the learning process over rote memorization.
This combination of learning methods are guaranteed to identify exceptional young citizens with a determination to contribute to society, as a whole, in a very positive manner.
When choices are to be made during the formative years of a young person’s life, the options as presented to them must bear significant relevance, both to where they are in life currently and where they hope to be in the future.
From the classroom to the boardroom...as both an academic and a professional, Dr. Myrtle Patricia Alexander, began her initial research in the field of Management and International Business in 2012, as she examined the Swiss Dual-Education System.
It is from the Swiss methods of taking a good thing and making it great, that the most vital of lessons learned for the young citizens of the U.S.A. and beyond, were obtained.
Furthermore, it is not for lack of initiatives, but rather lack of consistency, which has prevented a successful transition from school to work for all our children.
To provide a platform for all students, with an emphasis placed on disadvantaged and underrepresented young citizens, to receive first class academic, vocational and professional services, to enable a smooth and successful transition from the sphere of school into the world of work.
“Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.”
16th President of the United States of America
The demand for a professional entity such as the Institute for Academic Management has stemmed from the need of students, parents, practitioners, corporations and institutions, just to name a few.
This institute so required to provide strategies, structure and sustainability within the realm of dual-education as it pertains to the arena of apprenticeships and the best practices acquired to succinctly align it with academics.
America has been presented with a call to action and all actors as noted have a part to play.
For decades, the education system of the United States of America has continued to experience a significant relapse. This deterioration is evident in her ability to educate all students to an academic and practical level which was once held in high regard for many years, by numerous scholars around the world. Such a reality has become even more prevalent as the European country, Switzerland, continues to advance with increased swiftness in the realm of academic education and work experience. The educational distinction of Switzerland is attaining a level which is being recognized globally, and its core is proving to be the fundamentals of its Dual Education System, by way of an ever progressing apprenticeship program.
The elements which allow for the success of such a dual-education system relates primarily to that of culture. Beginning with country culture, it is through the historical lens of both the U.S.A. and Switzerland, that a view into how the formation and longevity of a proposed and existing dual-education system has progressed or diminished throughout the last century. Following country culture is organizational culture, which aligns all the actors at every level of the education and workforce spectrum. This is where the ability to develop a framework, illuminating the macro, meso and micro levels of organizational culture and their effectiveness is afforded.
As the core objective of obtaining a viable education is to provide the necessary elements for entering the workforce. It is here that this research study will provide empirical evidence to further reveal and validate the importance of the companies and the role they play in the dual education system as they endeavor to educate students today to become tomorrow’s “most desired employee.” This corroboration is further enabled by the synergism of companies, institutions and government thus allowing for the revelation of the missing link which will pave the way for the systematic revitalization and increased interest in a present day dual-education system within the United States.
The results of this research are made evident as a myriad of lessons have been exposed. These lessons are effectively positioned to assist in the combat of reducing the growing numbers of youth unemployment, under employment as well as the improvement of an ever increasing unskilled workforce within the United States. Furthermore, elaboration of the necessity for communities of practice and strategic alignment of all elements of the framework is systematically empowered. This opens the gateway for proposition, to the U.S.A. for academic and vocational reforms to create a bond that binds education and the workforce for a long, lasting and lucrative relationship.
Lessons to Learn by the United States of America from the Swiss Dual-Education System
University of St. Gallen
School of Management, Economics, Law,
Social Sciences and International Affairs
A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MANAGEMENT
Myrtle Patricia Alexander
The United States of America, the United Kingdom and Jamaica
Approved on the application of
Professor Dr. Martin Hilb
Professor Dr. Philipp Gonon
The IAM-USA Dual-Education Symposium premises to highlight and validate what is working and what is bound for failure, in the realm of education. Aligned with scholars, students, vocational experts, companies, and industry leaders, just to mention a few...we are mandated to provide proven strategies which will deliver best practices and viable solutions for Every Student to Succeed within the USA.
We so look forward to having you join us at Trump National Doral Miami - March 25th-28th, 2020
Prof. Dr. Philipp C. Gonon is a Swiss educationist and Professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with his main focus on vocational education and training studies and continuing education.
As an Urban Institute expert, the work of Dr. Robert I. Lerman stretches from his dissertation on youth unemployment..to proposals to expand youth and adult apprenticeship.
As Author of the book, Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland, Dr. Rudolf Strahm highlights the success factors and challenges for sustainable implementation abroad.
Industry Experts...coming together from across the nation and abroad, to share academic and practical knowledge, ideas and best practices to foster the growth of Dual-Education across the United States.
“Training Apprentices Today to Secure a Workforce for Tomorrow” It is the collaborative concepts of companies, industries, individuals, associations and government that are providing successful strategies for the global community.
Success is inevitable...when opportunity knocks, the ability to answer and follow the path that leads from distress to success, is achieved when every student is both educated and experienced to counter today's challenges with tomorrow's solutions.
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