The wine industry may be soon encountering more knowledgeable job candidate prospects, thanks to some recent efforts made by Surry Community College in Dobson, North Carolina.
According to Mount Airy News, this Southeastern institution has already established its own wine education program and it is now working with the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance to push other schools to do the same. At the moment, there are no curriculum criteria for students hoping to purse a career in the wine industry. For this reason, VESTA and the local college are trying to come up with refined, standardized training so that this field will have access to an ample pool of qualified job applicants further down the road.
With these initiatives, the organizations plan to develop not only employment within the wine-making industry itself, but also positions that are linked to this sector, the Elkin Tribune explained. This program will build a better workforce from which those in the food and hospitality field, in addition to individuals running delicacy shops, can take their pick.
Students entering specialized wine programs will study everything from wine culture throughout different countries to seasonal release production. In the end, this educational background and training will help promote this industry and allow it to grow.