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Fermenta Continuing Education Opportunities
Education is one of the tenets of Fermenta’s mission. To further the advancement of women in the Michigan fermented craft beverage industries, Fermenta awards continuing education opportunities in the fields of craft beer, artisan spirits, mead, wine, kombucha, cider, and fermented foods.
The opportunities are awarded to introduce women to, or further educate women within, these fields.
These opportunities are awarded to Fermenta members who identify as female and have a passionate interest in a fermented craft beverage topic or desires to advance their fermented craft beverage career through educational seminars, programs, or certifications.
Since the inception of the Scholarship Committee in September 2015, Fermenta has awarded over $16,000 to its members through a wide range of offerings.
Categories & their qualifications and requirements:
1. Entry Level: These women want an introduction to a specific topic of interest to better understand if they want to pursue further study or a future career.
Entry Level Qualifications & Requirements
2. Continuing Education: This level serves women who are industry professionals or advanced enthusiasts looking to enhance their knowledge of a particular industry or industry topic. These courses or seminars are most likely described as advanced or require some prior experience and or basic knowledge of the particular industry.
Continuing Education Qualifications & Requirements
3. Diversity Education: This level serves women who are industry professionals or enthusiasts and BIPOC (Bertie Brown scholarship), and non-BIPOC women who are seeking to grow their understand and education in areas related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Diversity Education Qualifications & Requirements
4. Conferences/Certifications/Professional Memberships: This category serves women who are looking to specialize in, or be certified in, a specific industry topic. These women are most likely working in the fermented craft beverage industry who require an extensive knowledge of their product. These conferences, certifications, and/or professional memberships would help them advance in their current job or career.
Certifications & Conferences Qualifications & Requirements