Atlanta’s German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. Inc. has launched a website for a new workforce training program that aims to help manufacturers find skilled workers and
The Georgia Consortium for the Advancement of Technical Training, or GA-CATT, is modeled after Germany’s dual-education system.
The program aims to be a win-win-win for the three stakeholders involved: Students get on-the-job training, an associate’s degree with no college debt and a German government certification that gives their skills a stamp of approval in most manufacturing settings. Schools are ensured their training aligns with industry demands. And companies get properly trained workers.
The website, www.gacatt.com, is operated by the German chamber and acts as a portal for the initiative.