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Nevada, Germany to launch manufacturing exchange program

The Associated Press

Nevada representatives have signed an agreement with their counterparts in Germany to launch an exchange program for interns focused on advanced manufacturing.

The agreement came during Gov. Brian Sandoval’s five-day swing through Germany that included stops in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden.

He said Tesla’s decision to build a battery factory in Northern Nevada makes it especially important to develop a skilled workforce like Germany’s.

Sandoval visited car companies BMW, Daimler and Porsche, and took a test drive in an autonomous vehicle. He also discussed trade opportunities with high-ranking German officials, including the country’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation.

Sandoval is visiting five European countries during the three-week trip, including Ireland, England, Poland and Italy. He’s joined by several dozen representatives from Nevada’s tourism, business and education sectors.