The Brewers Association (BA) Mentorship and Professional Development Subcommittee is now accepting applications for the fall 2022 cohort of the BA Mentorship Program. This will be the program’s fourth cohort and is anticipated to be its largest.
The 12-week virtual program provides mentoring from knowledgeable craft brewing industry leaders in three different tracks. The aspiring professionals track is for those who have never worked in the industry and would like to enter it professionally. The advancing professionals track is for those who have worked in the industry and are looking to advance or redirect their careers. The brewery start-up track will appeal to people working to start a brewery and who have taken tangible steps toward doing so, or breweries that have operated for less than one year.
Applications for participants will be accepted until July 4, 2022, and the cohort will begin on September 12, 2022. Applications for those interested in volunteering to be mentors are always welcome and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Those seeking more information or assistance with the application process should plan to attend (or watch the recording of) this Thursday’s BA Collab Hour webinar, Hopportunity Knocks: Brewers Association Mentorship Program Information Session. Members of the Mentorship and Professional Development Subcommittee, former program participants, and former mentors will be on hand to talk about their experiences.
Whether you are interested in the aspiring professionals track, advancing professionals track, or brewery start-up track for participants, or in volunteering your time to serve as a mentor, this BA Collab Hour will provide helpful tips for completing your application. You’ll also get a sense of what you can expect during the 12-week virtual experience and learn about ongoing professional development opportunities for those who complete the program.
You do not have to be a Brewers Association member to attend, so register today.