The GA CATT dual vocational training program was signed into effect in Newnan, Ga May 16, 2016 by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of Georgia and Stefanie Jehlitschka, Vice President of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc (GACC South). Coweta County’s Central Educational Center, West Georgia Technical College, the Technical College System of Georgia, and eight Coweta County manufacturers became the first regional group within GA CATT, launching the nation's first apprenticeship program that focuses on high school students and involves a consortium of companies.
Jehlitschka and Cagle in signing the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training, GA CATT, into effect
Headquartered in Atlanta, the GACC South’s mission is to promote the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States via the official representation of German companies, membership and consulting services.
GACC South’s work to develop GA CATT addresses the workforce needs of companies and their challenges of finding a skilled workforce.
The three year program combines on-the-job training at companies and theoretical training at a college for various industrial professions.