NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy
Preparing the next generation to earn high tech certifications
Career Exploration Series
Explore a wide range of tech careers
and learn more about the VCA program.
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 5 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 are holding weekly, 90-minute introductory seminars that are a deep dive into each Field of Study. Attendees will hear from the course providers about what to expect, as well as from individuals who have pursued these certifications and their resulting careers.
All sessions will go from 4:00pm to 5:30pm PDT and will cover:
Once we have gauged interest and assembled the cohorts, the courses will begin the week of August 31, 2020. A minimum of five students is needed to launch a course.