by Rick Locker
N/E Knox County, On the Grow
A 20-person delegation of Germans and Americans working in education and economic and workforce development visited Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville as part of the American Council on Germany’s initiative, “Transatlantic Cities of Tomorrow: Digitalization and the Future of Work.”
The project is a three-year exchange program in which leaders in small- and medium-sized cities in Germany and the U.S. work to develop solutions to common challenges resulting from digitalization and to identify innovative approaches to turning these challenges into opportunities for their local workforces and economies.
The delegation included educators, workforce development specialists, information technology experts and representatives from economic development organizations, business incubators and local governments from Knoxville, Nashville and Charlotte in the U.S. and Halle, Leipzig and Magdeburg in Germany. The delegation will complete a reciprocal visit to Germany in early November to examine German practices.