The approximately 80 "Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHK)" in Germany are public corporations under public law, to which enterprises of different sized regions belong. This includes all traders and companies with the exception of pure craft enterprises, agriculture and freelancers. As self-responsible public-law self-governing bodies, they are subject only to the legal supervision of the country and represent the interests of their companies vis-à-vis municipalities, state governments and regional state authorities. One of the many business units is responsible for education and training.
After passing the final exam in a recognized apprenticeship or advanced training, the graduates receive an IHK certificate. This corresponds analogously to the journeyman's certificate in the craft or IHK-Facharbeiterbrief. In viticulture this affects the professional branches winemaker. sommelier. Wine consultant, Wine culture expert and wine technologist ( wine coopers ). In addition, seminars will be held by IHK offices on topics such as sensors. Wine to food and winemaking offered. See the various occupations and functions below viticulture training,