GAP Consulting Services

A clear path to implementing world-class apprenticeship training in your community.
 Kamm Consulting is your guide to a clear vision from the peak!

Implementing Germanic Apprenticeship ProgramsTM in the U.S. takes preparation, confidence and calculated risks. Knowing how to overcome the challenges, obstacles and risks is the key to success! GAP Consulting Service can help you get started.  We use a Six Step program which will be customized and designed for your specific community.

Kamm Consulting's pledge to your community is that our Germanic Apprenticip Program will:
  • Maintain authenticity to assure maximum global competitiveness
  • Match the original content in substantive theory and practice
  • Implement a turn-key solution matching your specific industry needs
  • Be scalable to your community
  • Become sustainable and self-sufficient
  • Devise the most efficient method to serve your community's industry needs
  • Make a substantial impact on youth and adult career advancement
  • Strengthen your industries and economy
  • Attract other companies suited to your community's industrial strengths

The elements of our Six Step program are shown below:

Six Step Program to GAP Implementation

Step 1: Subject Matter Expert & Motivational Speaker
  • National Speaking Engagements
  • Overview
  • Community Assessments
  • Community Mapping
  • ​Standards Mapping
  • Motivational Speakers

Step 2: Community Assessment Workshop
This workshop is designed to help a community understand the Germanic Apprenticeship Program and how to begin implementationwithin a community.  Key workshop topics are identifying community:
  • Champions
  • Stakeholders
  • Supporters 
  • Assets
  • Platforms
  • Spheres of influence

Step 3: Industry and Community GAP Consulting
As seen in the Germanic apprenticeship models in Europe, a close collaboration and willingness to cooperate must exist between government, industry and education. This service focuses on educating these three strategic partners about the Germanic model and building a strong cooperation and trust between these groups to implement the program successfully within your community.

​Step 4: Community Mapping
​Every community and region is unique in its industrial make-up and economic strengths and weaknesses. Kamm Consulting can prepare  a Community GAP Analysis for your community identifying which industry clusters could be supported through GAP  standards. 

Step 5: Standards Mapping
​As seen in the Germanic apprenticeship models in Europe, a close collaboration and willingness to cooperate must exist between government, industry and education. This service focuses on educating these three strategic partners about the Germanic model and building a strong cooperation and trust between these groups to implement the program successfully within your community.

There are 340 German IHK occupational apprenticeship standards in Germany and 240 in Switzerland. Many of these standards are very similar from one country to the next, but some are stronger and/or weaker in content,  based primarily upon the industry cluster strengths of each country. Though the occupational standards transcend multiple industries, the key Germanic apprenticeship programs best known for their quality, strengths and standards are in the following industries:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Information Technologies
  • Aviation and Aircraft Maintenance
  • Automotive Maintenance & Repair
  • Healtcare and BioMedical
  • Logistics
  • Banking
  • Insurance

These quality standards and apprenticeship training techniques can be customized to fit the US educational system and infrastructure. The key is to selecting the best benchmark standards, defining and understanding the roles of the educator, business and training center, and mapping the hours where the training is to be administered.
  
Kamm Consulting will prepare a Standards GAP Analysis to help customize the mapping of these standards accurately to your industry and community needs. 


Step 6: Community Business Plan Development
Kamm Consulting can assess your community needs for GAP implementation and work with your community to prepare a business plan that will meet all essential requirements for your community to solicit stakeholder and funding support for your community's own GAP  initiative!


Other "Bridge the GAP" Services
International Business Partnering & Site Selection
 
Kamm Consulting
has many business contacts in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and can help  "Bridge the GAP"
 to develop business contacts for companies and/or communities and/or assist in site selection.
  
Workforce Training Partnering
 
 
Kamm Consulting understands the need for industry to partner with federal, state and local workforce training entities and can help "Bridge the GAP"  in developing workforce training relationships.
International Exchange Program Partnering
 
 
Kamm Consulting
understands the benefits in developing international apprenticeship exchange programs for student apprentices, teachers and curriculum materials and can help"Bridge the GAP" to
develop these relationships.
Vendor Equipment & Training Partnering
 
 
Kamm Consulting
understands the need for authenticity to assure that the high quality benchmark standards in Germanic Apprenticeship Programs is maintained and can develop relationships to "Bridge the GAP" with the right equipment vendors that know the type of training required for specific industries.
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