As Apprenticeships Dwindle, Germany's Youth Fume

As apprenticeships dwindle, unemployed youths fume

Sandra Kopp trudges into the state job-placement office in suburban Bonn braced for yet another disappointment. She's 16 years old, has just finished secondary school, and wants to start a career in retail sales. But after a summer of searching, she still has not landed the three-year apprenticeship she aimed to start in September. "Without training, I can't start my real life," Kopp says angrily. "It's not supposed to be like this."

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