German American Apprenticeship Conference 2021

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Name: German American Apprenticeship Conference 2021
Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:



Welcome by Dietmar Rieg

President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce


Keynote address by

HE Dr. Emily Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany


GACC Apprenticeship Award Ceremony presented by

Mark Tomkins

President & CEO, GACC Midwest

Winner of the GACC Apprenticeship Award 2021


Greeting by Alexander Hochradel,

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research



Panel discussion moderated by Mario Kratsch, GACC Midwest

Long-term workforce development strategies

- Hannes Barske, DLR Project Management Agency,

Head of Division "Internationalization of Vocational Education & Training"

- David Langdon, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce

- Brent Parton, Senior Advisor for Workforce, U.S. Department of Labor


Panel discussion moderated by Rachel Mauer, GACC Pittsburgh

Cooperation of Community Colleges, Employers and Intermediaries

- Kathy Meisinger, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Experiential Learning , Elgin Community College

- Aaron Fichtner, President, New Jersey Council of County Colleges

Dave Sweda, Talent Development and Safety Manager, Seyer Industries

- Sam Osten, President, Impact Guard LLC



Panel discussion moderated by Matthew Allen, GACC New York

Green cross-sector apprenticeships for a sustainable future

Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann, Community Engagement Manager, EnBW

- Janine Finnell, Leaders in Energy



End of official program

Decatur House
748 Jackson Pl NW
Washington, DC 20006

Contact Information:

Cindy Klarwasser
Senior Manager Careers & Education
(212) 974-8834
Members: free admission 
Non-members: free admission

For those guests who will not be able to join in person, we invite you to register and join virtually.  We will be sharing a Zoom meeting link with all participants the day before the event.

Registration closes on Thursday, November 4th, 2021.