11-27-2018

WITTENSTEIN Holding Corp. Recognized for Leadership in Apprenticeship Programs

Presented by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.

– the 2018 GACC Apprenticeship Award was presented to WITTENSTEIN Holding Corp., for their investment in workforce development.

Held during National Apprenticeship Week in Washington D.C., The GACC Apprenticeship Award 2018 was presented at RGIT (Representative of German Industry and Trade) on November 14, 2018 in Washington D.C. HE Dr. Emily Haber, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, delivered this year’s keynote speech prior to the award ceremony.

The awards ceremony honored WITTENSTEIN for their efforts and investments in workforce development and education as well as the creation of valuable career pathways for young Americans. The award also highlights the impact the apprenticeship model has made to the individual careers of the winning company’s apprentices.

This year the GACC recognized two companies: Brose North America and WITTENSTEIN Holding Corp. “Brose and WITTENSTEIN were selected as the winners by an independent jury of specialists for their global approach to training and their deep commitment to apprenticeships” says Mario Kratsch, Vice President of GACC Midwest.

“It is a necessary investment in WITTENSTEIN’s future in the USA; we cannot grow the company without
skilled employees. WITTENSTEIN is a high-tech company and needs highly educated and skilled employees” says Peter Riehle, President and CEO of WITTENSTEIN Holding Corp. 


About the German American Chambers of Commerce

The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) with their main offices in Atlanta, Chicago and New York, as well as branches in Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, work together under the network of the GACCs. With approximately 2,500 members, an extensive international network, and their broad spectrum of activities and services the GACCs are the first choice when it comes to business between the US and Germany. Additionally, our liaison office in Washington, DC, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis both the US administration and other international organizations based in Washington, DC. AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which speaks for 3.6 million business enterprises in Germany and also coordinates and supports the AHKs. The German Chamber Network (AHK) provides experience, connections, and services worldwide through over 140 locations in 92 countries. www.gaccmidwest.org | www.ahk-usa.com

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