Mountain View College empowers employees by providing them with opportunities for personal growth and professional development. In fact, it’s part of our mission.
The Opportunity Fund
The Opportunity Funds exists to support the personal growth and professional development of all employees. What about your career are you most passionate about and how can we support your growth at MVC? The Teaching & Learning Committee is proud to support all employees through the Opportunity Fund, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All requests are reviewed according to simple criteria and funding is reimbursed upon reconciliation of travel.
“Every single college employee should take advantage of funds dedicated for growth and development.” Rebecca McDowell, Senior Manager – Organizational Program Development
Opportunity for Every Employee
Opportunity Funds are available to help offset the cost of job-related activities such as conferences, certification, seminars or retreats that directly support the professional growth of individual employees at MVC. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be used for individual travel, hotel, registration, and certification fees, but not for tuition or other costs directly associated with obtaining a degree. All requests are evaluated by the Teaching & Learning Committee.
Attend, Present, or Get Certified
- Attend: Attendees receive up to $500 to participate in a seminar, conference, or retreat.
- Present: Presenters receive up to $1500 to share their knowledge and expertise, while representing MVC at a conference.
- Get Certified: Those seeking certification in a job-related skill receive up to $1000 in support of their personal growth and development.
Eligibility and Criteria
For complete details, including eligibility requirements, funding criteria, and application process, please review the Opportunity Fund handout (PDF), by visiting:
For any questions regarding the Opportunity Fund, please contact Rebecca McDowell, Senior Manager – Organizational Program Development.