Strategic Direction and Outreach for Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT)
The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) is the leading apprenticeship program for high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics. It is the largest program fully benchmarked on the German Dual Education System – an approach recognized globally for its combination of company-specific knowledge, theory, and hands-on learning – resulting in highly-trained employees that position companies to embrace technical advances, keep pace with market demands, and harness growth opportunities.
As the Director of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, Virginia drives the strategic direction and maintains the operational excellence of the program. Additionally, she develops strategic partnerships and builds relationships with the ICATT Network Companies. Prior to joining the ICATT Apprenticeship Program team, Virginia worked for the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Midwest for 10 years supporting German exporters and worked for a U.S. software company and as an intercultural trainer in Berlin. In addition to her experience, Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and German.