South Puget Sound Community College is a founding partner in the revival of the region’s craft brewing and distilling industry.
For SPSCC, this opportunity is rooted in providing education to build the workforce that will be the backbone of this growth. This means not only developing ground-breaking curriculum that is specific to the science and art of brewing and distilling, but also leveraging existing curriculum in fields such as business administration, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, and more to support every aspect of this industry.
While continually working with local and regional stakeholders to ensure a strong infrastructure, supply chain, and job opportunities are in place, we are primarily focused on developing state-of-the-art curricular offerings that will position our graduates to not just work in the industry, but to lead the industry.
This program will lead to long-term, living-wage jobs for hundreds of people in our local community and thousands throughout the region.
*Contingent upon SBCTC approval of the Program Approval Request
SPSCC currently offers classes that introduce people to craft brewing and distilling through partnerships with local craft producers. These classes help people to connect with the legacy of brewing through tours of the Old Brewhouse site and create recreational opportunities to educate consumers about craft beer, cider, and spirits, and the art and science of the craft. Find these classes on our website at spscc.edu/brewing.
SPSCC provides training to a talented, creative, and diverse workforce across trades and disciplines. Through a partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council, we operate the Center for Business and Innovation and offer business development training, mentorship, and services to entrepreneurs. SPSCC work closely with industry partners to establish and customize programs in to meet the needs of those industries. We are part of a college network in Washington State with 34 partners that collaborate and share resources to strengthen today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.
Dean for Corporate & Continuing Education
(360) 754-7711 ext 2011