About Us

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) was founded in 1947 and works to support the business needs of international companies. Among our services are Membership, Events, Business Consulting, and Career Development. We are part of a worldwide network of 150 German Chambers of Commerce in 93 countries.

The GACC is a DOL Registered Sponsor of Apprenticeship programs across multiple states and provides training programs in industries ranging from Manufacturing to Culinary Arts. Our model is based on the German “Dual Education” vocational training system, which is the career pathway for over half of young people in the country. In the US, we work to educate our partners on the benefits of Apprenticeship Training and develop programs that incorporate best practices such as Mentorship Training and Competency Evaluations.

Who You Are

We’re looking for a motivated communicator with experience in education and the confidence to engage with many types of people, from executives and skilled workers to teachers and students. You recognize the need to bring young people into well-paying skilled careers and are ready to build the infrastructure that will make them, their companies, and their communities successful.

Our Training Manager will operate from our office in Allentown, PA. Local travel will be a priority, especially in the Lehigh Valley will be a priority. Candidates with active connections and experience in the Lehigh Valley are preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop apprenticeship training opportunities with employers across various industries.
  • Identify and build pipelines to recruit apprenticeship candidates (high schools, colleges, pre-apprenticeship, etc.).
  • Build curriculum based on German Apprenticeships, DOL-Registered Apprenticeships, existing company training plans, and college programs.
  • Initiate and manage a portfolio of DOL-Registered Apprenticeships.
  • Primary regional focus: Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  • Coordinate with network partners (US, State, and German Governments; colleges, workforce developers, etc.).
  • Provide Mentorship training to skilled workers based on the German model (instructor training will be provided).

Basic Qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of the German and US Apprenticeship systems.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience, including Project Management and Training.
  • Ongoing local travel (~100 mi. radius).
  • Occasional travel to Germany (up to once per year)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing DOL-Registered Apprenticeship programs.
  • Experience with grant application and management.
  • Business-level communication skills in German language.


  • Customizable company-sponsored health, dental, and vision care options.
  • 401k retirement plan with company match.
  • Commuter benefit.
  • Mileage for business travel paid at IRS rate.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

GACC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. GACC makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.