Transatlantic Apprenticeship Dialog

The German dual apprenticeship training system is regarded as one of Germany's most successful exports and as a recipe for success for industrial and commercial sectors in a globalized world.

Strengthening German-American Partnerships through Apprenticeships

Finding highly skilled workers is challenging. In US manufacturing, there is a talent shortage according to 84% of U.S. business executives.

In this context, interest in the German apprenticeship program has steadily grown in the US. The starting framework to meet this challenge have already set out by the AHK USA with the ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) and GA CATT (Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) Apprenticeship Programs. GACC Midwest is organizing the „Transatlantic Apprenticeship Dialog“ to allow more companies to profit from apprenticeships in the US.


Upcoming Programs

On-the-Job Training Workshop: August 6 - 7

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.

Delegation Trip to Germany: October 21 - 25

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.


About the Program

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

Our Promotional Partners

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).