Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) is the leading apprenticeship program for manufacturers and companies with complex administration processes. It is the largest program fully benchmarked on the German Dual Education System – an approach recognized globally for its combination of company-specific knowledge, theory, and hands-on learning – resulting in highly-trained and flexible employees. 


The ICATT Apprenticeship Program was established by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest. GACC Midwest supports German and American companies in transatlantic business. In addition, it manages, promotes, and oversees the ICATT Apprenticeship Program as it addresses the struggle to find and retain a loyal, highly-skilled, and technically advanced workforce in the United States.

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest


The GACC South promotes and supports bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. With the headquarter in Atlanta, Georgia, the GACC South serves eleven Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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


The ICATT Apprenticeship Program is supported by several organizations including the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Education Initiative.

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Education Initiative


ICATT was appointed as apprenticeship ambassador by the US department of labor.