Build Your Career Skills Today! 

At NOCE, you will get resources and strategies to launch your career. Join our career readiness and skills workshops. Get one on one training through the Career Skills and Resource Lab.

A Career Resource Center instructor helping a student

The Career Skills & Resource Lab will be available this 2023 Fall semester. You do NOT need to schedule an appointment to utilize the lab. You can walk in during hours of operation. 

One-on-one assistance is available in-person only Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Career Skills and Resource Lab Services

Students will receive in-person assistance with the following:

  • Canvas and Online Learning
  • Computer Skills Improvement
  • Resume and Cover Letters
  • Employability Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Creating a LinkedIn account 
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Online Job Applications
  • Career/Employment Opportunities
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning

Career Skills & Resource Lab staff and faculty are available to assist this 2023 Spring semester Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Anaheim Campus, Room 606 (6th floor). We are closed on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. 

If you’re only taking online courses, you can sign up for the Virtual Career Skills and Resource Lab course and receive the same services offered in-person.

In the Career Skills & Resource Lab, students have access to the following:

  • Students have access to CTE textbooks and laptops while in the lab.
  • Students can print a maximum of 10 pages per day.
  • Students will learn more about other online resources such as LinkedIn, Canvas, Zoom, Portfolium, NOCECareerConnect (the online job board), etc.
  • Students can work on and complete homework and lab assignments from certificate programs.
  • Students can work on the following:
    • Learn classroom skills for success.
    • Computer skill improvement.
    • Industry skill improvement.
    • Employability skills.

Workshops will be held weekly. When you register for a virtual workshop(s), you will receive an email with a Zoom meeting invite the evening before the workshop. 

For more workshop information, please scroll down the page to see the workshop schedule and how to register!

Student Online Learning Resources

Handshake, a new online job board coming soon!

Check back soon for more details.

VMock Resume Review Platform

The Career Skills and Resource Lab is excited to introduce a new resume review tool called VMock.

This online tool provides students with valuable feedback on improving their resumes.

Before you get started, here are a few tips:

  • Must have a completed professional resume with the following elements:
    • Contact Information (e-mail address and phone number)
    • Summary of Qualifications
    • Work and/or Volunteer Experience
    • Education
    • Skills
  • A resume should have a chronological or functional style.
  • The resume must be in PDF format.
  • The file must not be larger than 2MB
  • The resume should be a maximum of 4 pages.
  • Feel comfortable navigating online platforms.

Get started with VMock

Improve your resume today!

Note: VMock gives you an overall score on your resume and then breaks down the percentage into three different categories. The score is meant to help you focus on sections that need improving. VMock will offer suggestions to help you create a strong and noticeable resume.

Career Launch Academy

Career Launch Academy logo

What is Career Launch Academy?

Career Launch Academy is an advanced personalized coaching program. This program is designed to provide students with job searching techniques, develop new connections, learn how to set up and conduct career conversations and turn those conversations into jobs or internships.

Students will have access to daily online videos, a student workbook that contains templates, strategies, and tips, as well as weekly group coaching sessions.

This is a 6-week online program, and it only requires 20 minutes every day of your time.  

Need more information?

For more information about the Career Launch Academy, please visit the Career Launch Academy’s Program details page.

Career Launch Assessment

The Career Launch Assessment provides insight into your holistic career development and offers achievable steps in the following areas:

  • Relationship Building Skills
  • Professional Communication
  • Career Planning and Exploration
  • Job Search & Interview Preparedness
  • Career & Self-Development

We also want to let you know that the Career Technical Education (CTE) department offers a great class to help you develop or strengthen the skills mentioned in the evaluation. The name of the class is Build Your Career. Please get in touch with the Career Skills and Resource Lab at to learn more about this class. 

Take Your Assessment Today!

You will need to use your student email address to take the test.

Workshops & Events

Workshops will be held virtually through Zoom and in-person in the Career Skills and Resource Lab at the Anaheim Campus, Room 606 (6th floor). Students who register for the virtual workshops will receive an e-mail with Zoom meeting details the evening before the workshop.

DatesTimeEvent Title & InfoEvent Location
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 20234 p.m. – 7 p.m.NOCE In-Person Career Fair Event
Meet employers and learn about current job opportunities in your field.
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Thursday, Nov. 2, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.How to Fill Out a Job Application (Virtual)
Learn how to complete and submit an online job application.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.Industry Specialist Series: Student Panel (Virtual)
Learn from NOCE graduate students their roadmap to success.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.Career Conversations (Virtual)
Learn how to connect with industry professionals through career conversations.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.Industry Specialist Series: Hospitality & Entertainment Industry (Virtual)
Learn from Disneyland Recruiters what it takes to work in the hospitality and entertainment industry.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.21st Century Skills: Self-Awareness (Virtual)
Learn the benefits of being self-aware at work.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.Industry Specialist Series: Healthcare Industry (Virtual)
Learn from a Providence St. Joseph professional what it takes to work in healthcare.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.Industry Specialist Series: Government Positions (Virtual)
Learn from a professional from the City of La Habra what city jobs are currently available.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 20235 p.m. – 6 p.m.After NOCE: Transition to College (Virtual)
Learn what you need to know to attend college and what resources you can use for a smooth transition.

These workshops allow students to develop professional relationships, acquire new ideas, improve skills, and provide current and relevant job market information to those seeking employment.