Originally Posted by fold4once
Although the certification focuses on service, I am more interested in entering through the brewing or sales/distribution end of the business. My current career is in advertising/marketing and I think I could really do good work on branding and promotion.
IME, most small breweries (those under 20k bbl/yr, ie 99.5% of breweries) could care less about advertising, and those that do don't have the money to do anything about it. Certainly not enough money laying around just to hire a marketing guy. If you can weld SS AND do marketing, you'll be in high demand... for the welding.
Distributors do much more of that type of stuff. Big brewers do much more of that stuff, but of course everyone wants to work for New Belgium or Sierra.