State approves workforce training grant for craft brewing
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday the GO Virginia board had approved a $250,000 grant for Piedmont Virginia Community College and Germanna Community College. The funds will be used to establish two new training centers and to develop a new curriculum to help train candidates in making alcoholic beverages.
GO Virginia also approved two other workforce grants. They are a $200,000 grant for a cybersecurity program at Blue Ridge Community College and a $130,000 grant for a welding program at Rappahannock Community College.