NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy
Preparing the next generation to earn high tech certifications
We are getting ready to kick-off the new Spring Term! Please join us for one of our upcoming information sessions in January 2021.
Sign-up for one or all!
All sessions will be held at 5:00pm PT.
Anyone at the high school level or beyond, who is interested in learning about or pursuing a digital career, is invited to participate. The program is open to participants who live or work in Napa County. Digital careers include such professions as listed below and more:
You need to be willing to invest as little as 1 hour/week and up to 6 hours/week to build the skills needed to qualify for these certifications.
The program is well-suited for individuals who are willing to work online with a cohort of like-minded people combined with instructor support and mentorship. In particular, it benefits people who are:
The Academy offers courses leading to certifications from Autodesk, Adobe, Cisco and/or Google. It focuses on digital certifications because the pandemic has also revealed that businesses have never needed technology more than now. As they become increasingly technology dependent, our reliance on a workforce that is skilled in digital tools and has the ability to innovate new solutions through technology will continue to grow, too.
The benefits of earning a certification are many:
This summer we held weekly, 90-minute introductory seminars that were a deep dive into each Field of Study. Attendees heard from the course providers about what to expect, as well as from individuals who have pursued these certifications and their resulting careers.
You can watch these seminars below:
Once we have gauged interest and assembled the cohorts, the Spring Term courses will begin in March 2021. A minimum of 10 students is needed to launch a course.