The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest has been involved in MAT2 since its inception in 2013. In 2018, it was selected by Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency to assist the program management of MAT2 and in 2019 transitioned to full management of the program, including alignment with the standards of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program. GACC Midwest created the ICATT Apprenticeship Program in 2015, now active in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, and advises and certifies programs across the country. In addition to its work with apprenticeship programs, GACC Midwest promotes and assists in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States.
The Strategic Steering Committee (SSC) guided the establishment and implementation of the MAT2 program. The committee members bring expertise from industry, education, workforce and economic development, and lead the continued growth and development of the program, serving as subject-matter experts in their occupational program areas.