Germany has perhaps the most robust apprenticeship program in the world, and Georgia’s Technical College System of Georgia wants in.

Leaders from the TCSG and the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture, and Science signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), setting up expanded educational opportunities for Georgia and German students.

“The State of Georgia is an important partner region for the Free State of Bavaria. Great contacts already exist between the states and we wish to continue to strengthen these ties,” said Georg Eisenreich, State Secretary of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Science, which oversees the comprehensive education of children, youth and adult learners, including the state’s vocational schools and colleges.

According to Metro Atlanta CEO, this new MOU encourages partnerships around all of the key education stakeholders in the state. 

The MOU also encourages the participants to partner in workforce development with agencies and organizations such as the Georgia Department of Education, University System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Halle Foundation, Joachim Herz Stiftung, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, German-American Partnership Program, and the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the South.

We wrote about German apprenticeship programs in Georgia back in August, and this latest partnership will only enhance and advance the ties between Georgia and Germany when it comes to workforce development.