Launched in 2016, Napa Hospitality Industry Partnership (HIP) is led by lodging, winery, and restaurant employers in Napa County, California, and supported by a range of community partners.

Napa HIP invests in the future of the Napa Hospitality Industry through employer and community collaboration, industry education and employee sustainability, to build a world-class workforce that supports our industry’s growth.

The Yountville Chamber of Commerce took over convening Napa HIP in 2019.

The Napa HIP meets every other month to continue our work on workforce issues in the Napa Valley.

NapaLearns Virtual Academy

The spring semester is coming to a close! Applications are now open for the summer session of the NapaLearns Virtual Academy.

The summer term is offering courses that lead to certifications from Adobe, Cisco, Facebook, Instagram, and Google. Tuition is FREE for Napa County high school students accepted into the program.

NapaLearns is currently looking for industry partners to help curate future curriculum.

If you are interessted in learning more reach out to Michele Dahlberg, Director of Career Readiness Programs NapaLearns at

Napa Valley College

The Napa Valley College is excited to announce the restructuring of the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Management Program. The restructured program will provide Hospitality courses that provide a solid base of world-class customer service training and supervisory skills in industry-specific topics. Culinary classes that teach both foundational and advanced skills for today’s professional culinary operation. The classes are tailored to meet the individual needs of enrolled students while teaching the latest trends in the hospitality-culinary industry.

The Luxury Service Standards Class with FORBES is planning to run for the Fall 201 semester. For more information email Jessica Penman at

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay hosted the North Bay Regional Job Fair on Thursday, April 8, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The job fair was hosted on Priemer, a virtual job fair platform. Here are the impressive statics from the job fair.

  • Total Jobseeker Registrants: 450
  • Total Jobseekers Logged In: 266
  • Resume Submissions: 223
  • Total Visits (to a Booth): 4,240
  • Total Chat Conversations: 2,374
  • Total Chat Messages: 6,452
  • Total Business Participation: 100 without staff

Once the live job fair was over the platform remained open for an additional week to allow more job seekers to connect with employers.

  • Total Jobseeker Registrants: 472  (22 more)
  • Total Jobseekers Logged In: 299 (33 more)
  • Resume Submissions: 259  (36 more)
  • Total Visits (to a Booth): 4,627  (387 more)

Napa County Office of Education & DoNapa

The Napa County Office of Education and DoNapa are working together to create a new Restaurant Internship program. This program will pair students from the culinary pathways at Napa County High Schools with restaurants in Downtown Napa for a 40 hours paid internship. Students will take a series of workshops before starting the internship to teach soft skills that are necessary for success and will be required to apply and interview for the positions. Napa County Office of Education & DoNapa hope to launch the new internship program in Summer 2021.

Napa HIP Resource Guide

The Napa HIP Resource Guide has been updated to include student, job seeker, employee and employer resources in the Napa Valley.

The visit the resource guide click here. 

To add a program to the resource guide email Jessica Penman at 

The Next Napa HIP meeting is on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. If you are interested in joining Napa HIP please email Jessica Penman, Director of Community Relations, at