Vice President of GACC Midwest

Mario Kratsch joined GACC Midwest in 2014 to build and lead apprenticeship programs in the United States based on the German Dual Education System, including serving on the MAT2 Strategic Steering Committee. Mario is the creator of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program as well as Vice President of GACC Midwest. Prior to joining GACC Midwest, Mario worked…

Deputy Director
Phone: (312) 494-2167

As the Deputy Director, Sascha works closely with Mario Kratsch, with a strong focus on apprenticeship program operations. Prior to joining the MAT2 Apprenticeship Program team in 2019, Sascha worked for the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce, successfully developing the German apprenticeship model and other continuing education programs. In addition to his experience as Head of…

Manager, Applicant Outreach & Special Projects
Phone: (312) 585-8019

As Applicant Outreach Manager, Myriam focuses on guiding MAT2 applicants through the application process and introducing the MAT2 Apprenticeship Program to interested parties. Working closely with the Train the Trainer courses, she is also an assistant teacher and helps develop the course’s curriculum and oversees administration. Myriam joined the Apprenticeship Networks team of GACC Midwest…

Manager, Apprenticeship Administration
Phone: (312) 585-8348

As a MAT2 Apprenticeship Program coordinator, Melissa communicates with schools and educates potential MAT2 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 MAT2 Apprentices. Prior to joining the team, she worked…

Geneva Scurek

Training, Exams and Certification
Phone: (615) 708-7246

As an ICATT Apprenticeship Program manager, Geneva develops the MAT2 Examinations and ensures that they are comprehensive and repeatable. She supports MAT2 Network Companies in Wisconsin as well as consulting clients nationwide to develop an effective company training plan. Additionally, she coordinates with MAT2 Network Colleges to ensure that their curriculum aligns with the skills…

Applicant Outreach Manager
Phone: (312) 561-9794

As ICATT Applicant Outreach Manager, Evelyn works with all ICATT Apprenticeship Applicants and Candidates to guide them through the ICATT application process. She engages with various organizations throughout the Midwest to raise awareness about the program and recruit interested applicants to the ICATT Apprenticeship Program. Prior to ICATT, Evelyn was an apprenticeship program coordinator at…

Company Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (773) 493-4889

GACC Midwest Daniel Sakalas Portrait. Chicago IL. January 23, 2023. ©️ 2023 Andrew Collings Photography.

Company Outreach Manager
Phone: (312) 494-2161

As the MAT2 Company Outreach Manager, Brent works with MAT2 Apprenticeship Network companies to on-board, educate, and support the apprenticeship training, management, and communication process. His knowledge of various organizational systems, geographic trends, and industry insights, allows Brent to identify and consult with businesses interested in learning more about the MAT2 Apprenticeship Network and how…