2018 GACC Apprenticeship Award at RGIT

On November 14, the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and RGIT hosted this year's GACC Apprenticeship Awards in Washington, DC, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

The companies Brose North America, Inc. and WITTENSTEIN Holding Corp. were honored for their commitment to the implementation of high-quality and successful German-style training programs in the USA. Keynote speaker at the award ceremony was Dr. Ing. Emily Haber, the German ambassador to the USA; in a podium discussion Achim Dercks, Deputy DIHK Chief Executive, James Foti, U.S. Department of Labor, and Nicole Heimann, Director Skills Initiative of AHK USA South, with trainees from the award-winning companies on the benefits of dual VET programs and German-US cooperation in this context.