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: Register Now
Event Description:



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



Welcome by Alexander Hochradel, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research



Panel discussion moderated by Mario Kratsch, GACC of the Midwest

Long-term workforce development strategies

- Hannes Barske, DLR Project Management Agency,

Head of Division, 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

- JoAnne Livingston, U.S. Department of Education (invited)


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



Panel discussion moderated by Matthew Allen, GACC New York

Green cross-sector apprenticeships for a sustainable future

- Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann, Community Engagement Manager at EnBW

- Janine Finnell, Leaders in Energy

Sherwood Taylor, Atlantic Cape Community College





Award Ceremony and Keynote Address by HE Dr. Emily Haber,

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany


Company (Winner of the GACC Apprenticeship Award 2021)

GACC Apprentice of the Year 2021



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.