German Exchange Program Greeting


The Upper Valley Career Center & BBS/ME German American Apprenticeship Partnership, that began in 2017, is preparing for its fourth exchange after taking a several-year break due to Covid. This program supports youth apprenticeship partnerships and exchanges between the two career technical schools. 

UVCC will host 12 German apprenticeship students from October 21 until November 1. After their time in Piqua, the German students will travel to Chicago to attend the German-American Chamber of Commerce Meeting. BBS/ME will then host 12 Upper Valley Career Center students in Hannover, Germany, from March 2-14, 2024. 

During their time in the United States, the German apprenticeship students will live with their host family, participate in school activities, be exposed to classroom academics career technical labs, take tours of local manufacturing facilities, explore local museums, and experience our local culture.

A kick-off event for this exchange is planned for Monday, October 23, at 8:30 am in the Upper Valley Career Center Adams Board Room. 

UVCC Students participating in the exchange and hosting a German apprenticeship student are:

Logan Aufderhaar, Welding Technologies  Botkins

Alex Boerger, Electrical Trades-Apprentice  Fort Loramie

Bradyn Frilling, Electrical Trades-Apprentice   Fort Loramie

Aiden Keener, Electrical Trades  Piqua

Benjamin York, Electrical Trades  Russia

Clara Brown, Interactive Media  Troy

Eli Boerger, Manufacturing & Machining Technologies-Apprentice   Fort Loramie

Simon Baker, Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies-Apprentice  Piqua 

Jack Chappie, Robotics & Automation-Apprentice  Piqua

Calder Bergman, Welding Technologies-Apprentice  Fort Loramie

Eva Goubeaux, Welding Technologies-Apprentice  Russia

AJ Ruhenkamp, Welding Technologies-Apprentice  Fort Loramie