Head of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program & Vice President of GACC Midwest
Phone: (312) 494-2171

As head of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, Mario oversees the program and is responsible for making the program accessible to companies throughout the Midwest. Additionally, he oversees the development of new apprenticeship profiles and ensures they meet industry-developed standards. In addition to the work Mario does for the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, he serves as the…

Virginia Rounds

Strategic Direction & Outreach
Phone: (312) 494-2163

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…


Special Projects
Phone: (312) 494-2167

To help tackle the global skills shortage in the manufacturing industry, Stefanie leads a number of projects to enable dialogue, peer-peer exchange and cooperation between the US and Germany. Her focus is to bring partners, educators, political and business associations at a local, regional and national level together to create a sustainable pipeline of talent…


Michigan’s MAT2 Apprenticeship Program
Phone: (586)-321-4889

Bernadette is responsible for activities related to the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²; “Mat-squared”) apprenticeship program. The founding organization of ICATT, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, has been award a contract to assist the management of the award-winning MAT2 program, which has a very similar structure to ICATT. Bernadette is instrumental…

Ian Duncan

Applicant outreach
Phone: (312)561-9794

As an ICATT Apprenticeship Program manager, Ian works with all ICATT Applicants and Apprentice Candidates in guiding them through the ICATT application and placement process. He engages with various academic, military and CTE institutions throughout the Midwest to raise awareness of the program and recruit interested applicants to the ICATT Apprenticeship Program. Prior to joining…

ICATT Apprentice Coordination
Phone: (312) 585-8348

As an ICATT Apprenticeship Program coordinator, Melissa communicates with schools and educates potential ICATT Apprenticeship Program candidates on the benefits of the program, as well as processes all incoming apprentice applications. She joined the team in 2015, and is the main point of contact for current ICATT Apprentices. Prior to joining the team, she worked…

Geneva Scurek

ICATT Exams, ICATT Network College & Consulting Contracts
Phone: (615) 708-7246

As an ICATT Apprenticeship Program manager, Geneva develops the ICATT Examinations and ensures that they are comprehensive and repeatable. She supports ICATT Network Companies in Wisconsin as well as consulting clients nationwide to develop an effective company training plan. Additionally, she coordinates with ICATT Network Colleges to ensure that their curriculum aligns with the skills…

ICATT Network Company Outreach & Support
Phone: (312) 494-2170

As an ICATT Apprenticeship Program manager, Joshua drives the growth of the program in the Midwest. He also works with companies on implementing the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, and serves as an advisor to participating ICATT Network Companies. Prior to joining the ICATT Apprenticeship Program team in 2015, Joshua served as the Executive Director of the…