Our vision is to innovate the future of America's workforce by creating widely recognized vocational career systems, based on the successful German Dual Education System and to provide German and American businesses in the US with a new generation of highly skilled workers.
To provide German modeled apprenticeship infrastructure to better support German companies operating in our region and to strengthen American businesses and empower a skilled workforce by creating systems that connect employers, educational providers and apprentices with innovative and ambitious career training programs. The programs create and expand an innovative and scalable apprenticeship model that addresses employer demand. Training includes classroom instruction, paid on-the-job training and rigorous exams that measure skill and competency.Learn More
When the United States and Germany work together, both nations' economies grow; our businesses thrive; and our families prosper.
-- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzk
By creating an ecosystem of statewide champions and regional leaders, this initiative will foster an environment favorable to broad participation among employers and other stakeholders. Transportation sectors will flourish, fueled by a highly skilled workforce and its ability to agilely adopt advanced technologies.
-- Dr. Stephan Hollman, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Diego
Our mission is to provide workforce solutions to address the immediate and projected transportation with workforce needs while pursuing equity in workforce participation.
-- Jess Guerra, Director LATTC Transportation Institute
By linking apprenticeships in industry with custom training programs we enable transformations in the lives of young people. DIAG USA coordinates between employers, training programs, community colleges and career counselors.
From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany will be celebrating a year of German-American friendship knowing that the United States and Germany are Wunderbar Together ― stronger as friends and partners. With this initiative, we are focusing on our robust relationship, rooted in deep historic ties, shared values, and bold visions for the future. We are also recalling how after the end of World War II, transatlantic partnership ushered in a unique era of peace, freedom, and security. For us Germans, the United States remains our closest partner outside Europe. Our friendship with the United States means a lot to us, as we know it does to many Americans. That is why people will be at the heart of this year of German-American friendship. Over the coming months, we would like to renew the dialogue with our American friends about the importance of our relationship and how we can shape it for the future. As we face shared challenges and societies become more divided, we must build more – and stronger – bridges between our peoples. Working with over 200 partners, we are showcasing our close bonds in over 1,000 events in all 50 states. We are painting a picture of everything German-American relations stand for, including science, the arts, culture, language, business, and sports. We want to create an exchange of ideas with all Americans, not only in New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, but also in the heart of the country. Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).