Symposium on the "NEW" Apprenticeship Model & Initiatives

Alternatives to the 'college-for-all' model

The symposium features information and presentations about apprenticeship programs and initiatives in Minnesota and the U.S. We are bringing together stakeholders and leaders to increase awareness and advance dual education models and apprenticeship opportunities.

Keynote speaker Mario Kratsch from the GACC Midwest shares his experiences leading the ICATT Apprenticeship Program in the Chicago area. Other presentations include perspectives from industry, education, and the MN Department of Labor and Industry.

Introduction & Agenda

Keynote address: ICATT Apprenticeship Program "Opportunities for Companies"

Mario Kratsch, VP GACC Midwest (Chicago)          PRESENTATION

Industry perspective: Bühler         PRESENTATION

Verena Walther, Sr. HR Generalist   

Education perspective: Saint Paul College         PRESENTATION

Rainer Haarbusch, PhD, Dean of Career & Technical Education 

State of Minnesota:  Department of Labor & Industry        PRESENTATION

Annie Welch, PIPELINE Program
Leslie Philmon, Registered Apprenticeship   

We believe that the Dual Education system in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can be used as a guide and modified and adapted for the U.S. and be of great value. However, not many people are aware or familiar with the concept of Dual Education and apprenticeship opportunities   

Speakers and attendees alike can be leaders and stakeholders whose engagement and support will advance the future of apprenticeships and Dual Education in Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

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Saint Paul, MN 55102



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