According to a statement issued today, the Brewers Association has launched a new Mentorship Program to increase the diversity of the workforce, leadership, and ownership of craft breweries by providing structured mentoring and advocacy to those who may be experiencing barriers to access or advancement in the industry.
“The Brewers Association envisions a craft brewing community that provides unmatched opportunities for learning and professional development to everyone,” Bob Pease, BA president and CEO, said in a statement. “With the creation of our mentorship program, we hope to spur meaningful support for new and emerging craft beer professionals to thrive.”
The 12-week mentorship program will pair aspiring craft brewing professionals with a group of experienced industry leaders. Mentors will offer assistance and advocacy in key areas of interest, including: technical brewing, serving and tasting beer, guest experience, brewery safety, event planning, human resources, management, marketing, sales and distribution, and finance.
Details on the program can be seen here.