The approximately 80 “Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHK)” are professional corporations under public law in Germany, to which companies of different sizes belong. This includes all traders and companies with the exception of pure handicraft companies, agriculture and freelancers. As self-governing self-governing bodies under public law, they are subject only to the legal supervision of the state and represent the interests of their companies vis-à-vis local authorities, state governments and regional government agencies. One of the many business areas is responsible for training and further education.
After passing the final exam in a recognized apprenticeship or advanced training, graduates receive an IHK examination certificate. This corresponds to the journeyman's letter in the craft or the IHK specialist letter. In viticulture, this affects the professional branches winemaker. sommelier. Wine consultant, Wine culture expert and wine technologist ( wine coopers ). In addition, IHK offices organize seminars on topics such as sensors. Wine with food and winemaking offered. See the different professions and functions below viticulture training,