College to Career is a monthly column by Doug Ernst, Napa Valley College Public Information Officer, designed to connect the business of the college to the Napa Valley business community.
Advocacy is my thing. Most recently, I have been advocating for Napa Valley College, where I have worked for nearly three years as public information officer.
When Sean McCawley graduated from Vintage High School in 2002 he enrolled at Napa Valley College. Within two years he had completed his transfer requirements but wasn’t sure what to do next.
Over breakfast the other day, a friend of mine, an educator in Napa for more than 30 years, shared his view that Napa Valley College is more than a local college.
Napa native AnnaBelle Armitage shared her remarkable story in a valedictory speech at Thursday’s Napa Valley College commencement, capturing the essence of how a community college helps people find purpose.
According to Dan Walters, the longtime Sacramento watchdog, California needs more workers and community colleges play a vital role in providing them.
At last week’s first annual Legislative Breakfast attended by nearly 150 educators, nonprofit leaders, business professionals and city, county, state and federal representatives, Napa Valley College received high praise for its service to the community while focusing on its mission to prepar…
When talking with veterans I want to tell their stories so that non-veterans can understand their motivation and commitment to service. But many veterans, I have found, do not think of themselves as particularly newsworthy. They responded to serve, not to gain praise.
Napa Valley is hardly out of the woods, but it is gradually moving toward greener pastures, thanks to this outstanding community which has once again shown its proud tradition of helping people recover from disasters like these fires.
Napa Valley College leaders who say the school is a “first tier” place of higher learning believe that all post-secondary students should start at NVC, even if they are planning to attend a four-year university.
Alumni are being encouraged to share their success stories to help Napa Valley College celebrate 75 years of preparing students for careers and four-year colleges.
Not many 75-year-olds have birthday parties that last a whole year, but Napa Valley College will celebrate for 365 days between the Independence Day parade in downtown Napa next week and the July 4 parade next year.
For post-9/11 veterans who need help adjusting to civilian life, acquiring a place to live, getting professional counseling and going to college for job training, there is no better $700-a-month deal in the Napa Valley than the Pathway Home in Yountville.
Local recruiters and job-seekers learned lessons from each other Tuesday at Napa Valley College’s second annual career fair, which attracted dozens of employers and 250 to 300 job seekers.
Napa Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology program, which is already the largest in the nation, is bursting at the seams and preparing to expand, thanks to the Napa Valley College Foundation’s emerging capital campaign.
About 50 local employers will have a golden opportunity next month to recruit motivated employees at a Career Expo at Napa Valley College, but they will need to act quickly to reserve a spot.
After receiving 120 hours of instruction from experts with North Bay Building Trades Councils, 15 students will emerge from the Trades Introduction Program (TIP) at a Feb. 11 completion ceremony with pre-apprentice certificates designed to land construction jobs.
Napa Valley College’s performing arts program set new attendance records at the Performing Arts Center last month during the three-week run of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
In January, after having worked 40 years in the private sector, I began a new career in public service, as Public Information Officer (PIO) for Napa Valley College.
When Angela Bustos decided to take a marketing class at Napa Valley College, she was hoping to get ideas for improving the 6-year-old carpet-cleaning business she owns with her husband.
Traditionally, the six Ebersole family kids spend their high school years attending Napa Valley College, where they are able to earn AA degrees by the time other kids their age graduate from high school.
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