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NWDA and Wine School 3 partner to offer learn the Art of Wine!

Employment 08 Jun, 2015 Follow News

NWDA and Wine School 3 partner to offer learn the Art of Wine!

The National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) partnered with Wine School 3 to offer several scholarships to those registered with the NWDA to complete their Wine Service Class 101 and 102 courses, which are offered by the wine school.  The company is owned by Shalico Christian and his business partner, Christian Esser who is a Sommelier.


The Wine Service 101 (WS101) teaches students about the service industry, the “yeses” and “no’s” of good service and introduces participants to the different types of wines; red, white, rose, as well as Champagne, Beer and Spirits.  The Wine Service 102 (WS102) course followed the WS101 and provided participants with a more in-depth look at wine service, how to sell and upsell wine, in addition to learning the differences between various wines and the reasons for different glasses.


Director Mr. Christian was delighted with the NWDA group of six who attended this specialized training and noted that, “The students successfully passed the Wine service 101 and 102 courses.  These are beginner courses into a career of food and beverage and designed specifically to give students a broad view of wine and spirits. Wine School 3 also offers advanced levels and other specific classes such as Rum 101.” These courses are administered by certified trainers of Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET), an internationally recognised institution based in London, UK. 


“It is important that we continue to build our public/private partnerships in order to ensure access to these recognised training and the development programmes for Caymanians seeking to advance in the food and beverage industry,” noted Dianne Conolly, NWDA Manager Training and Development. “The NWDA is pleased that those who participated are not only able to earn a certificate for the courses taken but also that the skills learned are readily transferable into the workforce.”   It is proposed that during the upcoming months additional NWDA registrants will be able to access this and other specialised training. 


This opportunity is available to Job Seekers Extended and Job Seeker Plus registrants of the NWDA. Training will be held at Wine School 3 premises, located at Mirco Centre, Grand Cayman. For more information on this and other training available through the NWDA, contact the offices at 945-3114 or email nwda.training@gov.ky.  [NWDA]

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