The two-year degree program in Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College has been around for about 12 years. 80 percent of program graduates are working in the wine industry, in roles ranging from vineyard managers to wine sellers.
As much as this is a story about wine, though, it’s also a story about Walla Walla — a small town like many others that was hit hard by economic reality, and what happened when the community college decided to play a part in turning things around.
Correspondent John Tulenko has the story.
This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Josh Wyner of the Aspen Institute talks to John Tulenko about Walla Walla Community College (a finalist for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence), as well as more broadly about the future of higher education in America. Join the discussion!
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