NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy
Preparing the next generation to earn high tech certifications
Our application period for Fall 2020 is closed. If you would like to hear more about future offerings with the NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy, we can add you to our mailing list. Please complete our contact form and include in your message, “Yes, I want to hear about future NapaLearns Virtual Career Academy course offerings.”
We will contact you before the next session starts. Thank you for your interest!
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 courses will begin the week of August 31, 2020. A minimum of five students is needed to launch a course.