Pfeiffer Wines has been featured on the Business Victoria website. The case study details how the Pfeiffer family started and managed the Rutherglen business with staff training and succession planning being important elements in business operations.
From the Business Victoria website:
Growing up on a family winery, where winemaking was the main topic of conversation at the dinner table, it’s not surprising that Jen Pfeiffer is now an accomplished winemaker herself.
Jen gained her skills and knowledge over 11 vintages at Rutherglen’s Pfeiffer Wines, but never got the formal qualifications to show for it.
Jen recently decided to undertake a Diploma of Wine Technology after she and her parents, Chris and Robyn, took up the opportunity of a skills audit through Skills for Growth: the Workforce Development Program.
An initiative of the Victorian Government’s reform of the TAFE and training system, Skills for Growth provides businesses with independent specialists to work with them – at no cost – to identify their strategic business aims and objectives, assess staff skills, and place staff into accredited training.
Thanks to Skills for Growth, the Pfeiffers discovered Jen’s training would be partly subsidised under the Victorian Training Guarantee. This is because the Victorian Training Guarantee entitles students to government subsidised training if a business is looking to up-skill its employees through an approved provider, for a higher qualification than any they already hold.
Click here to read the full article on the Business Victoria website.