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Learn Essential Job Skills Through Free City at Work Series

Mar 14, 2022

Fresno City College is pleased to introduce City@Work, a free online course featuring video lessons designed to provide individuals a refresher on the basics of essential skills that employers desire. This learning resource is available for students, employers, job seekers, and the public-at-large. Upon completion of each module and passing subject-specific quizzes, individuals earn electronic micro-credentials (digital badges) to share online or with an employer. 

The entire course contains six modules (a total of 47 videos).  The project is 100% created internally by FCC faculty, classified professionals and managers and most of the videos feature Fresno City College faculty. “From healthcare to air conditioning repair, we purposely utilized faculty from various disciplines because these skill sets are required in all jobs and industries.” stated Don Lopez, Vice President of Instruction. 

The video series features Fresno City College faculty and subject experts who address topics such as Career Planning, Personal Finance, Working with Others, Communication, and Leadership. Each two-to-three-minute video highlights skills employers deem important for workplace success such as ethical behavior, time/stress management, diversity, workplace bullying, written communications, motivation, workplace safety, and working in teams.

Employers, trainers, and non-profit organizations can utilize the City@Work website to view and discuss a video as part of a department meeting; they can use it as formal training, or employers can share the links with employees as a form of professional development. 

Fresno City College faculty have consistently heard from employers and community leaders expressing a need for our workforce to possess skills necessary for workplace success. The COVID pandemic only exacerbated the situation. Between limited human interaction and an increased reliance on technology, many individuals can benefit from refresher lessons on professional interactions in a work environment.

“With a transition back to work for many, now more than ever, individuals need training on the variety of skills helpful for a successful life and employability. Each lesson provided in the City@Work project matter in our community and for our region’s economic recovery. Our hope is that these resources will help serve as a foundation for preparing and strengthening our workforce.” stated Dr. Robert Pimentel, Vice President of Education Services and Institutional Effectiveness. 

Funded by a Title V Cooperative Grant, the free online resource is designed to serve several audiences:  Instructors (9th grade to college); students, employers, and the community-at-large. Instructors are able to view the videos in class or assign outside of class; students can independently view to receive an introduction to expected workplace behaviors; employers can use in department meetings to start a conversation; and the videos are a resource to the community-at-large to assist those currently employed or job seekers. “City@Work” can be accessed free of charge at

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