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Washington: The German Dual Education System as a Model: The Potential Benefit to America’s Businesses and Young People

September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Greater Washington Warburg Chapter and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission will host a luncheon and discussion with Christine Benz, D.B.A., the Training Manager at TRUMPF Inc. 

For questions, please contact Dale Medearis at dmedearis@novaregion.org or via telephone at (703) 642-4630. There is no charge to attend this event. RSVP here by Friday, September 15, 2017

Christine Benz, Ph.D., initiated and oversees TRUMPF Inc.’s successful registered apprenticeship program, and promotes dual education among businesses, educators, and legislators. She joined TRUMPF Inc. in May 2003, initially working as an engineer in the Laser Development Department, where she developed new laser designs. She then worked as a Manager of Project Engineering in the Customer Service group, where she managed large-scale automation projects. In her curent role as Training Manager, she is responsible for providing TRUMPF customers with the knowledge they need to operate high-technology equipment successfully as well as for the continuous training and development of TRUMPF employees. She also serves as a member of Central Connecticut State University’s Industrial Advisory Board. Dr. Benz earned a B.S. in Micro- and Precision Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, an M.S. in Technology Management at Central Connecticut State University, and a D.B.A. in Organizational Leadership at North Central University.