About Bryan Avila • Professor, Winemaker & General Manager at Napa Valley College since 2008 • 10 years and counting of international winemaking and technical start-up consulting • Wine Judge for Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition • Consulting Enologist for Vinquiry, wine laboratory. • Started as Research Winemaker at worlds largest winery • Graduate from UC Davis dept of Viticulture and Enology with the Citation for Outstanding Performance inVintnerPRECISION WINEMAKING
Formerly known as 'Napa Junior College' and 'Napa Community College • Established in 1942 -> 70th Anniversary! • President: Dr. Ronald Kraft, creator of The Way Forward campaign • Number of students: 6,881 • Website www.napavalley.edu
Viticulture and Winery Technology Mission Statement:To develop and train students in the growing, production and sales of fine wine representative of the world-class Napa Valley appellation. We do this through community service, listening to local industry needs and through global industry collaboration. Make it. Sell it. Grow it. Academic Info: www.napavalley.edu Buy Our Wines: www.nvcwinery.com
Workforce Investment board • Invited into advisory group • Collaborating with WIB on Industry needs assessment • Results in continuous adaptation of curriculum to respond to dynamic industry needs
In partnership with the Napa County Board of Supervisors, the Workforce Investment Board oversees local workforce development activities and establishes programs and services in response to the workforce needs of our Napa and Lake County area.
Top 4 Priority Industry Sectors for Napa County 1.Leisure & Hospitality 2.Manufacturing - Nondurable Goods 3.Professional & Business Services 4.Health Care & Social Assistance