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Courses at MVA

The Master Vigneron Academy offers four options for learning. Follow the links below to see what is currently available.

Virtual classes: Instructor-led session presented to a live audience via a virtual platform such as Zoom

In-person training: Workshops and classes held at a central location on a specific date

On-demand courses: Pre-recorded classes available to you to take at your convenience.

Instructional videos: Short videos on viticulture practices and other topics.

Virtual Classes

Building Communication Skills

A series of three virtual interactive classes for Spanish-speaking vineyard supervisors, presented by well-known trainer Jess Gomez.

Wage & Hour Compliance & MSPA Changing Requirements

Information and updates on federal and state regulations covering agricultural worker wage and hour requirements, presented by Lupe Sandoval, California Farm Labor Contractors Association.

Crew Lead Certificate

A series of four classes for crew leaders will be offered in January 2021. Check back for more information on the course and instructions on how to apply.

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In-Person Training

Crew Lead Certificate 2021 Session

Lupe Sandoval will lead this training designed for Spanish-speaking crew lead vineyard workers.

Learn more here.

Ag Labor Management Fall 2021 Course

Lupe Sandoval will lead this training designed for Spanish-speaking experienced vineyard supervisors.

Learn more here.

Employer Session: Policies and Procedures to Support Effective Supervisors

Lupe will lead this session for employers that have enrolled their employees in the Crew Lead or Ag Labor Management courses.

Learn more here.

Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management

Two in-the-vineyard tailgate sessions for Spanish – Speaking Vineyard Workers featuring Miguel Garcia, PhD, CCA

Learn more here.

In accordance with updated guidelines from the State of California, persons that are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are required to wear a face covering.

On-Demand Courses

On-demand classes will give the student flexibility and the opportunity to learn at their convenience. Pre-recorded sessions will be added here as they become available.

There are no on-demand courses available at this time. Check back for future updates.

Instructional Videos

Explore this library of videos on viticulture practices and other important topics. Videos are narrated in English and have Spanish subtitles.

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