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  • 4 Oct 2019 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Meet Katelyn, our very first Sales Engineer Apprentice. She works for Z+F USA and is successfully selling really cool 3D Laser Scanners. As part of her Apprenticeship Program she visited an Expo in Germany to represent Z+F and received an award for ranking 2nd in worldwide sales for her company. We are thrilled and very proud to have her in our program and setting a good example for our new cohort of Sales Engineer Pre-Apprentices.

  • 5 Sep 2019 10:40 AM | Anonymous

    What an exciting start to a new school year for our seniors from Greensburg Salem Highschool as they good a tour at their future Apprenticeship Employer Leybold USA Inc.!

    The six seniors will start as Pre-Apprentices, which entails a paid internship at Leybold and visiting the newly created "Leybold Sales Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship course" at their high school, which includes their senior project. Thanks to Carl and all of Leybold's employees for the great tour and taking time out of their busy workday to welcome the students and talk to them.

    We wish the best of luck for our next generation of sales engineers!

  • 5 Aug 2019 8:55 AM | Anonymous


    Thank you for celebrating with us at the Pittsburgh stop of the "A Taste of Germany" Roadshow, held at the Teutonia Männerchor last Tuesday, July 23rd.

    The Food Roadshow was part of the Wunderbar Together initiative, celebrating the Year of German-American Friendship in the U.S. through dialogue, experience, and will exchange and promote events all year round knowing that the United States and Germany are stronger together, as friends and partners.

    The roadshow took place in the form of tasting events at five different locations throughout the Northeastern U.S. and aim to connect U.S. and German culture through German food and beverages.

    Check out the picture gallery!

  • 7 Mar 2019 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Member News: Hennecke Inc. opens new state-of-the-art facility in South Fayette!

    Exciting news from our member Hennecke Inc! We had the honor to be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour to see the new facility on March 5th. 

    To read the whole Pittsburgh Business Times article:

    Stay tuned for Hennecke's Open House event end of April were they are going to into local businesses, entrepreneurs and neighbors to get to know Hennecke and their products.

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:



  • 12 Feb 2019 2:45 PM | Anonymous

    We are thrilled to announce that we got awarded with the PAsmart job training grant for our Pre-Apprenticeship program!

    The program gives Senior students in High School the opportunity to get some hands on work experience at state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities while earning the industry-recognized MT1 certification (Manufacturing Technician Level 1), which accelerates them in our ensuing Apprenticeship program.

    Read more about our programs

    "A $40,000 pre-apprenticeship grant was awarded, in partnership with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Pittsburgh Chapter Dual Pre-Apprenticeship Program, to enable high school seniors to complete high school while taking theoretical skill classes and earning a manufacturing technician 1 certification. Students will complete on-site training at their sponsor company and earn six college credits for completing classes that integrate seamlessly with high school classes."

    Read the whole article

  • 6 Feb 2019 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to be able to award the "Apprentice of the Year" award for the first time to Andrew Johnson! Not only was he brave enough to join us in our pilot program and started as first GACC apprentice at VEKA Inc,, he now is a huge advocate for our program and helps us to spread the word about the opportunities that come with the program. 

    He helped us recruit several other apprentices and functions as a mentor with his experience he gained over the past one and a half years and his outgoing and charming personality. Andrew is not shy to give us feedback about the apprenticeship program. His feedback is very much appreciated and helped us to continuously improve the training conditions, classroom training and much more.

    We cannot express how thankful we are to have Andrew in our program and how proud we are to see him grow and mature. 

    Andrew receiving his award 

    Andrew and his trainer Thomas van de Bunt (VEKA Inc.)

    Jens Janik (German Consul General NYC), Andrew Johnson and Joe Peilert (VEKA Inc.)

  • 16 Jan 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous

    Ensinger is a plastic manufacturing company located south of Pittsburgh, PA is seeking productions associates for full time, permanent positions in our manufacturing facility for production in Washington, PA. Ensinger is a growing company looking for professional individuals that are mechanically inclined and looking for a career in the plastic industry. Full benefits package. To see the full job description, go to our job portal:…/job-market-job-listing/

    #jobopening #hiring #openposition #production #associates #ensinger#plastic #manufacturing

  • 28 Dec 2018 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    As we remember what an incredible year 2018 was for the GACC, we are also looking ahead to 2019 with a lot of anticipation and excitement.

    Our event highlights in 2019

    4th Annual Ice Gala presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Our kick-off event in 2019 and fundraiser for our Apprenticeship Program!
    Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.

    Presenting Sponsor

    Supporter Table Sponsor
    Half Table Sponsor

    Deutschlandjahr Project - Future of my City Final Presentation

    This project initiated by the Ruhr University Alliance gives students the opportunity to be part of a cross-cultural project team with the aim to promote the cultural exchange of students from the Ruhr Area in Germany and the Rust Belt Area in the United States.

    The teams work on projects to develop innovative solutions to the challenges that their cities and regions in the Ruhr area and Rust Belt region faceThe best German team wins a trip to the Rust Belt region and we are excited to welcome them and see the results of their project.

    East Coast Industry Forum in Pittsburgh

    October 11th, 2019

    Next year the East Coast Industry Forum will be coming to Pittsburgh! 

    More than 1,500 German companies chose to locate in the North Eastern United States – a vibrant region for business and transatlantic trade which generates over 23 percent of GDP. The East Coast Industry Forum offers a perfect platform to connect with potential business partners and peers, gain unique perspectives on current business topics and gather valuable insights into economical and industry trends. The all-day conference features keynote speeches, panel discussions and in-depth workshops addressing a wide range of issues affecting companies doing business in the U.S. and in a transatlantic context.

    New GACC event series in 2019

    Mixer with a Member

    This series of events will give you the opportunity as GACC member to showcase your company and state-of-the-art facility and open your doors for other members and newcomers from our community. You can sign up if your company wants to participate as host in the series.

    Bier in the Burgh Series

    August - October 2019

    This summer we want to create a new tradition with our "Beer in the Burgh" series, where we host events and tours different breweries throughout the region. Guests who make it to all events and become beer experts, will be awarded with a "Master Brewer" certificate at the Fall Network Event.

    GACC Annual Events

    Save The Date: Anniversary Spargel Dinner
    Thu, May 23rd 2018 @Mansion On Fifth
    May is Spargelzeit! For our fourth anniversary will import the "Edible Ivory" of Germany to the beautiful Mansion on Fifth to celebrate our anniversary with friends and colleagues for a unique taste of German cuisine and tradition.

    Family Night at the Frick

    August @ The Frick

    By popular demand we made it a tradition to have a relaxed event at the Frick for the entire family at a great outdoor venue! Join us for a casual setting to meet and get to know others - including spouses and children - in the German-American and European-American communities and enjoy one of Pittsburgh's hidden treasures at the same time.

    Fall Network Event


    Our long-standing tradition from GABC times continues: the Annual Fall Network Event! This is a great opportunity for our German and American friends to mingle and connect and enjoy German food and beer!


  • 19 Apr 2018 10:51 AM | Anonymous

    On April 12th, GACCPIT hosted Hornet Security and their Board of Directors in Pittsburgh in cooperation with Pittsburgh Regional Alliance!

    During the BMWi Cybersecurity delegation in November 2016, Hornet Security visited our city. Two years after that, they decided to make Pittsburgh their U.S. headquarters! 

    Now that they are set in, we can share some of the best moments of this reception! You can also go to our Facebook page to check more photos! 

  • 17 Apr 2018 6:52 PM | Anonymous
    Our biggest event of the years is coming up! And since you already know Germans are crazy about Spargus, here are some facts about Spargelhof Schulze, our spargel farm in Germany!

    The region where the farm is located is called “Die Pflaz” and is part of the German state “Rheinland-Pfalz” in the west of the country. Due to its mild climate and fertile soil it is also called the “vegetable garden of Germany”. Next to farm that grow asparagus one can also find vineyards, fields with figs, almonds, cypresses and all kinds of vegetables. The region is internationally known for its tasteful food and wine.

    The Spargelhof Schulze is located in a region that is known for its high quality asparagus and is called the Vorderpfalz (yellow region on the map). The farm was founded in 1978 and is specialized in growing asparagus sustainably ever since.

    Before the event, the asparagus will be harvested by hand during night, so it is not exposed to the sunlight, packed on ice and then shipped to Frankfurt Airport. From there a Lufthansa machine will fly the Asparagus over the Atlantic to New York City. Our Sponsor and partner Emotrans will be in charge to transport the Spargel from NYC to our beloved city of Pittsburgh as fast as possible, so you can enjoy a fresh menu with the best asparagus!

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