As the Director of the MAT² 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 MAT² Network Companies. Virginia also leads the ICATT Apprenticeship Program team. Prior to her role with apprenticeships, 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.