Brewing up careers at first KPU showcase

Fri, Mar 4, 2016

Langley, B.C. — As Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) first cohort of brewing and brewery operations diploma students prepare to graduate from the comprehensive two-year program, KPU recently hosted Brewing Up Your Career: a one-day career fair to help students launch their careers and introduce fresh talent to the brewing industry.

“As the craft beer industry continues to grow, the demand for qualified and highly trained brewers will only continue to grow along with it. Our brewing diploma students have worked hard to get to this point and we’re extremely proud to see our first cohort nearing graduation. The Brewing Up Your Career fair is our way of showcasing our students and announcing to the industry that exciting, skilled talent will soon be available,” said Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the KPU Faculty of Science and Horticulture.

As one of only three brewing diploma programs in Canada — and the only one in B.C. — the upcoming KPU graduates will provide a steady stream of skilled, educated brewers to meet the growing demand for qualified, trained staff in the craft beer industry.

Brewing Up Your Career provided first and second-year students a chance to connect with a variety of employers and learn about opportunities including full-time, part-time and summer jobs. The event also allowed students to have face-to-face ‘speed-dating’ sessions with potential employers.

Participating in the inaugural career fair were Parallel 49 Brewing; Steel & Oak Brewing Company; Turning Point Brewing; Old Abbey Ales; Ravens Brewing; Dogwood Brewery; Pacific Western Brewing, Big Ridge Brewing and more.

For more information about KPU's brewing program, visit kpu.ca/brew or contact deann.bremner@kpu.ca.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.    

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