2017 International Skills Conference

The International Skills Conference will take place in Atlanta on September 12, 2017. It aims to bring together Business Champions in Dual Apprenticeship Programs modeled after the German System with Business, Regional and State Leaders who are interested in solutions for large as well as small and middle-sized employers in order to grow a globally competitive, highly skilled workforce.

Some of the conference highlights include:

  • Evening Reception & Inauguration of the GACC South Skills Committee on September 11
  • Overview of the Skills Initiative in the United States
  • Information about and exchange with stakeholders of our innovative and industry-led programs
  • Field trips to West Georgia Tech College and Grenzebach Corporation
  • Optional: Volkswagen plant tour in Chattanooga, TN on September 13

Click here to view the full conference agenda.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Event Fee:

Early Bird Prices (available through August 17, 2017)
$170 for Conference Only
$200 for Conference + Volkswagen Plant Tour


Register here!


Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.



Nicole Heimann

Manager, Skills Initiative

Atlanta, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30305


  • A special room rate for conference attendees can be redeemed here.
  • Special room rate only last until August 25, 2017