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Frequently Asked Questions about NVC
Q: What is Napa Valley College’s role in our community?
A: Napa Valley College provides an affordable, accessible, local alternative to four year universities and provides training to residents looking for higher-paying or skilled jobs or preparing for a second career close to home.
Q: What needs exist?
A: The cost of attending a public university in California has skyrocketed. As a result, more and more students and returning veterans are relying on community colleges for some or all of their education. And more of today’s jobs require advanced technological training. As our economy shifts, our local community college must keep pace.
Additional funds are needed for important technology upgrades to classrooms and training centers to equip students with the skills they need to be competitive for today’s jobs. These upgrades will ensure that our local community college can provide our high school graduates and other local residents with access to high quality, affordable college options.
Q: How do additional funds help local returning veterans?
A: Veterans are an increasing percentage of the Napa Valley College student body. Additional funds would allow the College to upgrade and expand veteran support facilities to ensure that the growing number of returning service members receive the support they need as they re-enter the civilian workforce or seek to transfer to a four-year college to earn their degree.
Q: What are Napa Valley College’s priorities?
A: To continue to prepare students for careers and/or transfer to four-year universities, Napa Valley College must address the following priorities:
- Preparing students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities
- Expanding the campus veteran’s center to assist veterans returning to civilian life
- Attracting and retaining high-quality faculty
- Providing career technical education in fields such as welding, machine tool technology, and other trades
Q: How does Napa Valley College plan to address these needs?
A: Together with stakeholders, community members, and the Board of Trustees, the College is developing a fiscally responsible plan that includes tough accountability guarantees to present to the community. However, at this time the College does not have the funds necessary to address these needs.
Q: How can I get more information?
A: For additional information, contact Lissa Gibbs, Napa Valley College Office of Institutional Advancement, 707-256-7110.