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Students Learn Wine and Medical Skills at New Grandview Education Center

GRANDVIEW, Wash - A new workforce education center opened in Grandview.  Through Yakima Valley Community College students, will get hands-on experience in wine making and in the medical field.  

The grand opening Thursday showcased classrooms in a remodeled building that used to be a Safeway grocery store.  Students will get the skills for a booming wine business in the valley.

"There has always been that education void and that's what we are hoping to fulfill, with educated employees they're going to make a better wine, have a higher qualified workforce, which benefits the entire valley," says Trent Ball, a winery instructor.

Students will also be taught medical skills in a different program at the center.  They will learn how to take blood, make casts, and give injections.  Online students benefit from this program.

"This will allow students in the lower valley to complete everything here in their local community rather than driving up to Yakima for those pieces," says Shirley Mohsenian with Allied Health.

So far there are 12 students signed up for the Vineyard and Winery Technology Program, with room for more. Classes begin September 24th.

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