The Austin-Koblenz sister city relationship was established in 1991. The partnership connects citizens through a variety of cultural and economic exchanges and has had a strong focus on education and workforce development. In addition to student exchanges at the elementary and secondary levels, a number of dual degree and exchange programs have been created at the post-secondary level, including two-year apprenticeship programs for young adults from Austin to visit Koblenz to build professional career skills. Please join us for a conversation about the current issues confronting their respective communities, workforce preparedness, and more – and how they are preparing for the future.
This virtual event is part of the American Council on Germany’s new series titled [virtual] Transatlantic Town Halls: German-American Mayors Forum, held under the auspices of WunderbarTogether USA 2020, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.