Transatlantic Apprenticeship Dialog


Don’t miss out on this intercultural exchange and trainer networking event where you will learn from your German Industry counterparts (both small and mid-sized companies) regarding best practices and methods for apprenticeship programs.



Tuesday, October 23
Factory tour, networking, best practice discussion with our German experts and more!
(Lunch is provided)

Wednesday, October 24
Streamwood High School - Elgin, IL. with travel to other on-site locations.
Welding labs, exam conversations, candidate recruiting, best practices in the training room and more! 
(Lunch is provided)

Space is limited so save your spot today and e-mail Stefanie Andrews!

Delegation trip to Germany

Delegation trip to Germany

December 3-7, 2018
Stuttgart, Hannover, Berlin

Cost and coverage
Participants are  responsible for their own airfare to and from Germany as well as a program fee of $575 (covers all accommodations (6 nights), meals, cultural activities, entrance fees and local travel in Germany). 
Early consideration deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018.

Click here for more information and registration.

Become a program sponsor!

Become a program sponsor!

Looking to gain international visibility and recognition?

Your sponsorship is needed to make this important program possible while giving you recognition and access to first-hand trainer intelligence. Subsequently, you get the chance to take your company representatives on a weeklong study trip abroad for hands-on knowledge exchange with local vocational school, regulators and expert trainers.
For details, please see our sponsorship opportunities

Target Groups from the US and Germany:

  • In-company trainers and representatives
  • High-school and community college educators and representatives
  • ICATT and GA CATT Network Company representatives

This workshop in Chicago and eventful delegation trip to Germany will focus on:

  • Sharing the many years of experience and know-how of German trainers and vocational schools
  • Stimulating and exchanging knowledge and experience between German and American professionals
  • Increasing the acceptance of dual vocational training in the US to counteract the skills gap
  • Creating an understanding for the benefits of establishing a sustainable talent pipeline
  • Exchanging best practices of current methods, exams, training implementation and much more!

The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).


Stefanie Andrews
Manager, Skills Initiative & ICATT Apprenticeship Program
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2167
E-Mail: andrews(at) 

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