Students accepted to the program will participate in an 8-week paid mentorship experience. Each student will spend 4 weeks with an employer, gaining experience at two different partner organizations throughout the summer. During each rotation, they will learn specific areas of vineyard management, ag mechanics and specialty training, customer service, viticulture, safety & HR, winery and cellar work & more!
All applications are collected through the Napa Valley Unified School District site here. Student applications are open March 2 - 31, 2020.
Help train the future leaders of our industry. Sign up to become a participating employer.
Key Employer Details:
• Student groups – between 1 to 4 students (employers can choose the number based on what they can accommodate)
• Rotations – each employer will have 2 groups of students in 4-week rotations (the option to have the same group for all 8 weeks can be discussed as well)
• Schedule – 3-4 days working for the employer, 1 day of soft skills training (provided by NVG and FWF). 20 hours per week (hours per day can vary based on employer schedule)
• Example mentor schedules can be provided for ease in planning
For more information, please watch this video: