Exchange support for schools and vocational schools
The opportunities for apprentices to gain experience abroad during their training are limited. Most exchange programs and grants are aimed at students, although there is also increased interest among apprentices in international learning opportunities. With our grants for vocational schools and colleges, we aim to support school partnerships with the USA and Canada.
With "GATE - German Apprenticeship Training Exchange", we support vocational schools that enter into partnerships with U.S. and Canadian colleges. We fund exchanges that are either newly initiated or that already exist and are being continued. Funding of up to 20,000€/year can be provided.
The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports long-term school partnerships between German and U.S. schools by promoting reciprocal exchange encounters. GAPP subsidizes the airfare of German students and accompanying teachers.