What Is the ‘Lost Decade’ and Are Apprenticeships the Way to Go?

In much of western Europe, compulsory education ends after ninth grade. From there, students can choose to follow a college-preparatory or a vocational path. In Switzerland, fully 70 percent of students choose a vocational path over the academic, with about 230 different occupations from which to choose. Student spend about four years working an apprenticeship[…]