The ICATT dual apprenticeship training program was established by the German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) in 2015. Headquartered in Chicago, with a branch office in Detroit, GACC Midwest’s mission is to promote the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest, via the official representation of German companies, membership and consulting services.
GACC Midwest’s tailor-made training program ICATT addresses the workforce needs of companies. Their challenge of finding a skilled workforce led to the design of this unique training program, a company driven approach to workforce training.
Following the structures and standards of the German Dual Education System which is recognized worldwide, this three year program combines on-the-job training at companies and theoretical training at a college for various industrial professions by: