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NAPA HOSPITALITY

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

RESOURCE GUIDE

Below is a resource guide of programs designed to enhance and grow the workforce in Napa Valley. Each program is a unique opportunity for businesses, of all kinds, to engage in shaping the future of our economy. 

Student Programs

Resorting to Opportunity

Resorting to Opportunity is a Summer Mentor Program inclusive of all students including those with special needs and those considered at risk. RTO is a partnership between NVUSD and local Hospitality Resorts. Students spend eight weeks in a rotation between four key departments at a participating hotel learning the day to day operations of each area. Students are grouped into teams. Each team of students will have a mentor for the rotation who is an expert in the field and is available to answer questions as needed. The mentor will provide insight on the career trajectory of the positions the students are observing. This is designed for students to experience entry level career options at some of the top resorts in Napa Valley.


Time of Year: Summer

Contact Information:
Amber Cleveland – Work Based Learning Coordinator – NVUSD
707-253-6286
amber_cleveland@nvusd.org

Stephanie Solberg – Coordinator Mild/Moderate Secondary Special Education – NVUSD
707-253-6286
ssolberg@nvusd.org

Hospitality Testimonial Contact: Tami Pacho – Area Director of Human Resources
Meritage Resort and Spa | Vista Collina Resort | Trinitas Cellars | Vino Bello Resort
707-251-191
tpacho@meritageresort.com

Internship Program

Offered to high school juniors and seniors attending school in Napa Valley Unified School District. Internships are 5 – 8 hours/week for a period of 8 -12 consecutive weeks. Students receive five elective graduation credits, letter of recommendation, mentorship of subject matter and relevant experience to build their resumes.


Time of year: Year Round

Website:
https://www.nvusd.k12.ca.us/

Contact Information:
Amber Cleveland – Career Readiness Supervisor – NVUSD
707-253-8257
amber_cleveland@nvusd.org

Workforce Readiness Certificate

The Work Readiness Certificate is a three week after school program offered to high school students. Students learn what it means to apply for a job, interview for a job and be ready to join the workforce. At the end of the three-week program students participate in mock interviews with businesses leaders from the community and are given feedback on their performance.


Time of year: Fall and Spring

Contact Information:
Gillie Miller – NCOE College & Career Readiness
707-253-6831
gmiller@napacoe.org

Angela Higdon – NCOE College & Career Readiness
707-253-6939
ahigdon@napacoe.org

Inspire Napa: Dreams Start Now

This unique career initiative will reach more than 1,000 Napa Valley Unified, St. Helena and Calistoga Joint Unified School District 8th grade students. The mission of Inspire Napa is to motivate children to find their passion and pursue their occupational dreams within their own community. Hands-on activities will captivate students’ attention and allow them time for interaction with business representatives. This interactive career fair will provide 8th graders with the ability to explore career interests and make contacts within the local business community, leading to future mentoring, apprenticeships, internships, and employment.


Time of year: 1 Day, Spring

Website:
https://tinyurl.com/inspirenapa2019

Contact Information:
Gillie Miller – NCOE College & Career Readiness
707-253-6831
gmiller@napacoe.org

Workforce Matters Video Series 

Attention Napa is a digital media club that is currently working on an exciting new video project, Workforce Matters. Workforce Matters is a video series aimed at inspiring the next generation of our workforce to enter some of Napa’s critical industries. The goal is to host and video record a panel discussion around local issues, while featuring the various programs and initiatives aimed at supporting our local workforce here in the Napa Valley. The videos are currently focused on the hospitality, wine/manufacturing, and construction industries, but will also discuss Napa’s economy and community in general.


Time of year: Fall and Spring

Contact Information
Mario Piombo, Director of Innovation – NapaLearns
707-265-2712
mario@napalearns.org

Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Hospitality courses provide a solid base of world-class customer service training, supervisory skills and industry-specific topics. The classes are tailored to meet the needs of enrolled students while teaching the latest trends in the hospitality industry.


Time of year: Year Round

Contact Information:
Merrick McKeig – Program Coordinator – Napa Valley College
707-256-7497
mmckeig@napavalley.edu

NEXT Napa

NEXT provides the unique opportunity for Napa County middle and high school teachers to immerse themselves into some of the Valley’s most vital industries and professions. The goal is to equip teachers with authentic experiences that bring real-world, career-based learning opportunities into their classrooms and inspire the future workforce of the Napa Valley.


Time of year: Summer

Website:
https://www.nextnapa.org/

Contact Information:
Angela Higdon – NCOE College & Career Readiness
707-253-6939
ahigdon@napacoe.org

Mario Piombo, Director of Innovation – NapaLearns
707-265-2712
mario@napalearns.org

Educator Programs 

Adult Programs

As a publicly funded job center CareerPoint NAPA helps businesses promote and market their open positions, plan recruiting events, screen candidates, access wage subsidy programs, and more. The Hospitality Industry Partnership aka Napa HIP has worked with CareerPoint to host the Napa Hospitality Expo and expects to see over 500 local job seekers at their 3rd annual event on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.


Time of year: On Going

Website:
http://careerpointnorthbay.org

 

Contact Information:

Kristin Miller – CareerPoint
707-299-1768
Kristin@CareerPointNorthBay.org

Job Center: CareerPoint North Bay

The Salvation Army: Culinary Training Academy

The Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy is the only jobs-training program in Napa County specifically designed to provide employable skills to adults engaged in recovery from addiction, trauma or homelessness—to lessen the likelihood of returning to a harmful lifestyle that is dependent on social services. The Academy offers a path for those who have successfully overcome difficult challenges and are prepared to work toward employment and self-sufficiency.


Time of year: On Going

Website:
http://napa.salvationarmy.org/napa

Contact Information
Paul Fields-Salvation Army
707-226-8150
Paul.fields@sw.salvationarmy.org