Viticulture course dropped

Viticulture course dropped

Vineyard owners are stunned by the Skills Institute’s decision to scrap Tasmania’s only viticulture training course. The State Government has identified the wine industry as a future growth area and a shining light in an otherwise gloomy economy, but it has suddenly become a lot harder for school leavers and others to join the sector. Skills Institute chief executive officer Malcolm White said there was simply too little demand for the Certificate 2 and 3 in Viticulture, so aspiring viticulturalists would have to make do with the general horticulture courses, reports The Mercury.

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