German Apprenticeship Tour

Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7, 2019
Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre, Munich, Germany
German Apprenticeship Tour

For several years, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have touted the importance of growing registered apprenticeship programs (RAP) in the United States. Experts in this area cite the German model as the world’s best example for designing an effective and efficient apprenticeship system. 

For centuries, the German model has relied on industry-based relationships that include the secondary educational level in order to produce most of their journey-workers. This is in stark contrast to the post-secondary leanings of the +70-year old US model. Join us for this exclusive tour and see firsthand how the German Model for Apprentices operates and learn best practices that you can implement in your own program. 

Register today! Enrollment is limited to 25.

Program Includes

  • Pre-program webcast (Orientation to German Apprenticeship and Trip Logistics)
  • Two dinners (welcome and farewell)
  • Lunch each day
  • Program handout materials
  • Tours as detailed in the program agenda
  • Ground transportation for scheduled tour events as needed

Who Should Attend

This program is for stakeholders responsible for or interested in designing, developing, and implementing a RAP in advanced manufacturing, construction, health care, IT, or culinary including:

  • Trustees and JATC members
  • Directors, Coordinators and Instructors
  • Economic and workforce development professionals and intermediaries
  • Leaders from labor, industry and government
  • Community and technical college educators, researchers and administrators
  • K-20 teachers, counselors, administrators and board members

Key Takeaways

Attend this immersive tour to:

  • Learn how the German Apprenticeship Model is structured
  • Interact with those who manage, teach, and are enrolled in successful apprenticeship programs
  • Gain valuable ideas on different approaches to recruitment, retention, and instructor quality
  • Understand the cultural differences in how trades are positioned and valued as a career path
  • Witness best practices in action on how programs are designed and administered
  • Develop an action plan to implement once you return


Speakers will be announced soon.

Program Guides

Joseph B. Wise III, D.B.A.
PresidentJoseph Wise Consulting

Dr. John S. Gaal, CEA, MCCTE, SWP
Retired Director, Training and Workforce Development
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

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Registration Information

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Through 4/22/2019 US $2,595.00 US $3,145.00
After 4/22/2019 US $2,895.00 US $3,445.00