Financed by:

European Recovery Program

TAP-YTL Partner

Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL)

The Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL) brought promising young professionals and students to Germany to promote knowledge exchange through content-driven encounters and experiences with experts in their field. The biannual program was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy through the European Recovery Program (also known as the Marshall Plan) and operated under the patronage of the German Ambassador to the United States. 

Each TAP-YTL delegation consisted of a series of in-depth meetings with leading companies and institutions during an intensive, 8-day delegation trip throughout Germany. Every delegation was unique and strategically tailored to provide exclusive insight into the industry it explored. In addition to meetings and presentations with key industry players, each trip included intercultural communication training and activities that exposed participants to various aspects of modern Germany.


Jessica Ferklass
Manager, Consulting Services
Tel.: +1 (312) 585-8344
E-Mail: ferklass(at)

Alumni Impressions

"My TAP-YTL experience was greater than my most ambitious expectations. In 8 days, I forged the kind of lasting relationships that one would expect only after months or years of shared experience. Furthermore, the incredible insight I gained towards Germany's sustainable manufacturing practices could not be recreated through any other opportunities, anywhere."

Michael Jochum

2013 TAP-YTL: Sustainable Manufacturing