Live Coverage: Training Students for Careers in the $276 Billion American Wine Industry

This summer, high school students from Lodi, California, will once again have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the business of winemaking by participating in internships and taking college classes at local wineries. This unique initiative is a collaborative effort between the district, Delta College, the Lodi Winegrape Commission, and the nonprofit San Joaquin A+.

Join The 74 and the Progressive Policy Institute at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday for an exclusive look at the “Growing Futures” Initiative and its goal of fostering a more inclusive agriculture industry. The panel will feature insights from industry leaders, including Stuart Spencer, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission; Kai Kung, CEO of San Joaquin A+; Kathy Stonum, Winemaker at Stonum Vineyards; and Francesca Stonum, Operations Manager at Stonum Vineyards.

Sign up for the Zoom right here or watch the event live on this page on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET.

Some of our recent coverage of trends in career preparation:

  • How a Wine Region in California Is Cultivating Future Careers by Transforming Vineyards into Cutting-Edge Classrooms
  • Why Wait Until Graduation? Georgia Apprentices Begin Training in Sophomore Year
  • How Rhode Island Is Leveraging Career & Technical Education to Support Every Student’s Success
  • LISTEN — Moving Beyond ‘College or Bust’: Apprenticeships as Gateways to Opportunities
  • Expanding Networks: The Significance of Social Capital for the Career Advancement of First-Generation Students

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