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Apprenticeship and You–An Emerging Path to a Meaningful Career

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Apprenticeship instead of a traditional four-year degree? Yes!

Increasingly more US students and families are choosing apprenticeships as the debt-free, post secondary education option leading to a rewarding and high paying career.

Join us for a free event to learn about innovative local and national/international apprenticeship opportunities for both youth and adults seeking an alternative career pathway. During this event, we’ll share more about how companies in the United States are adopting apprenticeship models similar to that of Germany. Hear directly from the directors of the apprenticeship programs at Bühler and ICATAP and learn about other nationally recognized apprenticeship options in business, marketing, education, engineering, and aerospace.

The Germanic-American Institute is hosting this event as an Apprenticeship Ambassador for the US Department of Labor and Industry. In 2019 the federal governments of Germany and the United States signed a joint declaration to “facilitate cooperation in supporting international initiatives and shared lessons related to apprenticeship, youth employment and the future of work.”

Whether you’re a student or parent looking for an alternative to the college path, an educator investigating additional career options for your students, or your current job is leaving you unfulfilled and you’re looking for career retraining while maintaining your wages – apprenticeship can empower your future.

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A free, world class education in partnership with Bühler, an international Swiss company located in Minneapolis. Have opportunities to train and work in Switzerland, while using and improving your German language skills.

Get paid as a Buehler full-time employee while earning a degree in Automation Robotics Engineering or Business. Apprentices explore multiple business functions through real world experience at Bühler to understand their strengths and interests while developing a career path. Buehler pays for all schooling costs, from tuition and books to computer and tools.

An innovative apprenticeship in the healthcare sector, leading to board certification in as soon as one year.

Begin an in-demand career in healthcare, leading to certification as a Medical Assistant, Surgical Technician, LPN to RN, dental assistant, and more, debt free! This innovative healthcare apprenticeship program, piloted at Essentia Hospitals in Duluth and now at 27 locations in MN and WI, combines hybrid course work with hands-on medical training in hospitals and clinics.

The ICATAP program is not only a great option for youth starting a career pathway, but those looking to change careers without the financial and logistical burdens of going “back to school.”

NOTE: event will take place in the GAI Ballroom; not ADA accessible.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
6:00 PM
- 7:30 PM


GAI Haus (Not ADA accessible)
301 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
(651) 222-7027
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