Advice from our alumni: How to become a winemaker

April 29, 2021
If you've been dreaming of a career in the wine industry, consider this advice from our alumni. Whether they were fulfilling a lifelong dream in retirement or changing careers, they all shared a passion for winemaking. See what they had to say about their journey and how the Winemaking Certificate Program helped them get there.

Join us at the Craft Beer Professionals Conference this Month

April 06, 2021
Craft Beer Professionals is hosting its Spring Virtual Conference on April 19-21, and it’s 100% free! The three-day, virtual conference of 50+ educational sessions will span a variety of topics, presented by industry experts, from the business of beer to the science of brewing (and everything in between). This year, two of our very own—Charlie Bamforth and Glen Fox—will be presenting.

Career Outlook: Sensory and Consumer Science

March 05, 2021
Sensory and consumer science is the light that guides the way forward for businesses by investigating what consumers really want. There is a wide range of jobs that rely on sensory science, all of which involve understanding a product’s sensory experience to improve its quality. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started or advance in the field.

4 Reasons Why Leadership Training Matters

February 22, 2021
Regardless of where you are in your journey as a leader, investing in management and leadership training can improve your performance and the performance of those around you. Here are four reasons why investing in your leadership development is essential.

Career Outlook: Accounting

January 22, 2021
Accounting professionals are the fuel that keeps companies running. The profession offers a wide range of paths to follow, varying in industry, services and level of experience. Learn more about this in-demand career path and how you can get started in the field.

Career Outlook: Human Resources

January 14, 2021
The life of an HR professional is rarely monotonous. They keep their companies running smoothly and ensure a positive workplace environment. Learn more about this in-demand role and how you can get started in the field.

Join us at the 2021 WCCC Virtual Project Controls SUMMIT

December 15, 2020
The annual Western Council of Construction Consumers' Project Controls SUMMIT is just around the corner, and while we can’t attend in person this year, we’re excited to be hosting and presenting at the virtual conference on January 27, 2021.

Why You Should Learn to “Speak Horse”

December 14, 2020
Being around horses—whether you own a horse, work with horses or are simply fascinated by them—can be a rewarding experience. Amy McLean, instructor in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s new online courses in equine science, believes being able to “speak horse” and understand what horses are thinking—what they want and how to properly meet their needs—will not only strengthen your bond, but is key to your animal’s wellbeing. 

3 Things You Should Know about Creating Beer Recipes

November 10, 2020
With a decade of experience in the brewing industry, Dan Weber, assistant brewing manager at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, knows a thing or two about crafting unique, quality beer. For Weber, the magic of brewing is in the process of marrying art with science to create a great recipe every time. These are skills any brewer needs to know, and it’s the focus of Weber’s new class Beer Recipe Development and Scaling: From Small to Large.

Online Course Format Doesn’t Diminish Learning and Networking: One Student’s Perspective

September 18, 2020
Amy Shuman entered the Professional Coaching Certificate Program in February, excited to spend the next five months in a classroom, getting to know her peers and instructors. But that’s not exactly how things went for the students in the Winter 2020 program. After the group met in-person for a few classes in February, all face-to-face meetings were canceled, and Amy and her peers found themselves looking at each other through their computer screens.

3 Steps for Creating an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

September 17, 2020
Is your remote workspace working for you? Regardless of how long you’ve been telecommuting, creating an ergonomic workstation is essential for your health and your productivity. Ergonomics in the Workplace instructor and founder of OneErgoNet.com, Susan Tingley, has three steps for creating an ergonomic workspace at home.

This is the HR certificate for early career professionals

August 07, 2020
Whether you’re new to human resource management or looking to enhance your expertise, HR professionals must be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge and practical application of effective practices. Our newly updated certificate provides the education and opportunities for skill development that today’s organizations require.

5 Lessons Learned from a Veteran Winemaker

August 04, 2020
Winemaking is an art as much as it is a science. And if you’re passionate about winemaking, pursuing a career in the wine industry can be very rewarding. But it is also a difficult and expensive endeavor, so knowing what you’re getting into before you get started is valuable. See what veteran winemaker, Grady Wann, has to say about what he’s learned after more than 25 years in the industry.

Land Use and Natural Resources Training Goes “Remote”

August 04, 2020
COVID-19 has changed business as usual, including how we deliver education. Our Land Use and Natural Resources classes have long been a go-to resource for the professional development of the region’s land use planners, environmental scientists, consultants, lawyers and more. But faced with sudden shutdowns, we, like everyone else, had to quickly adapt—moving our face-to-face instruction to remote learning.