Class 030:
MCOE Construction MC3 Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Total Program Hours

Professional Career Development Schedule:

Location: MCOE Construction Technology 

The following workshops will help guide participants with 21st Century Employability SkillsPre-Employment AwarenessEmployer Expectations, Job Retention, and best practices for Interviewing for a position.

Merced County Construction Industry (Discussion)

Labor Market Information


  1. Go to
  2. Choose: Browse Careers by Industry
  3. Then click on the drop down menu to select an Industry
  4. Click Browse
  5. Select your interested Career/Job
  6. Identify:
    1. Job Choice
    2. Knowledge
    3. Skills
    4. Abilities
    5. Personality
    6. Technology
    7. Education/Training
    8. Job Outlook
    9. Salary
  7. Complete this process for at least 3 jobs
  8. Gather all this information before beginning the assignment.
  9. Click HERE to begin.
  10. When completed, click Submit. 

Expanding Your Networking Circle


Creating professional connections is a valuable asset in your job search and later on when you want to advance in your field.  From reaching out to friends for job leads and being one of your references, to finding out more about a company or industry by interviewing representatives, having a large network of acquaintances can be helpful.



*You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

Watch Big Interview Videos: “Networking” Videos

  • Networking Part 1 of 3
  • Networking Part 2 of 3
  • Networking Part 3 of 3
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Online Presence & Portfolios

Values and Work Ethic


Learn about some of the most common company values and discover the ways real-world circumstances sometimes cause them to conflict with this course designed to help you recognize, articulate, and solidify your understanding of your own company’s values and ethics. Author Paul Smith presents case studies of the kinds of dilemmas that happen in companies every day, allowing you to consider the right course of action in each scenario.

Learning objectives

  • Integrity versus results
  • Leadership versus discipline
  • Getting results versus safety
  • Discipline versus fun
  • Passion for winning versus cooperation
  • Transparency versus getting results
  • Company interests versus employee interests
  • Fairness versus integrity
  • Supplier interests versus company interests
  • Trust versus fairness
  • Innovation versus quality
  • Safety versus respecting individuals
  • Customer focus versus shareholder focus


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning Account

Complete the LinkedIn Learning Course: Values and Ethics: Case Studies in Action 


1. Watch “Values and Ethics: Case Studies in Action” LinkedIn Learning Videos

2. After completion of the entire course: “Start Exam”

3. Submit Certificate of Completion using the above submit assignment button.

4. Choose one case study from the Case Study Discussion pdf: Chapter One, Two, Three, or Four and answer the questions for the case study of your choice. Your answers should be well thought out and in full, complete sentences. For examples of how your completed assignment should look, please refer to the Sample Answers pdf. 


Watch Individual LinkedIn Learning Video 

Conflict Resolution


Improve your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. In this LinkedIn Learning course, negotiation and leadership coach Lisa Gates shares the secrets of effective conflict resolution and reveals simple, repeatable techniques that apply in most business situations. She presents “The Resolution Roadmap,” a practical framework for exploring and navigating conflict resolution, including identifying the issue and distinguishing fact from fiction. A scenario helps take you through best practices for opening the conflict conversation, brainstorming solutions, and coming to an agreement. In addition, she shares powerful conflict resolution techniques that can help you enhance your listening skills and reframe problems to find common ground.

Learning objectives

  • Define the “Name, Blame, Claim” cycle.
  • Distinguish different types of conflict styles.
  • Recognize contentious tactics.
  • Identify issues and needs.
  • Explain how to reframe.
  • Increase conflict capacity.


*Must be logged into LinkedIn Learning

1. Watch the LinkedIn Learning Course Videos

Conflict Resolution Foundations (51m)

2. After completion of the entire course: “Start Exam”

3. Submit Certificate of Completion using the Start Assignment button


Hiring Events

hiring event (also know as a job faircareer expocareer fair or a recruiting event) is typically held by employers, Department of Workforce, schools, or recruiters to promote open positions and many times offer on-the-spot interviews to interested candidates. These events are a great opportunity for job seekers to attend. An individual can meet employers, see what open positions are available, ask questions, identify the minimum requirements, and get a feel for the company and their expectations. Also, since many hiring events attract multiple employers, this gives the job seeker several opportunities to interact and network. This may open other options that you may not have considered. In addition, it’s a great chance to practice those interpersonal skills and have conversations with employers in a learning environment.

  • Employer Expectations

    Big Interview “First 90 Days”


    *You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

    Watch Big Interview Videos “First 90 Days Curriculum

    21 Videos

    1. Introduction to this Course
    2. Who Needs This Course
    3. Being a Detective
    4. Being James Bond – Assignment Dossier
    5. SWOT Analysis
    6. Relationship Mapping
    7. Your New Manager
    8. Understanding Transition
    9. Your Work Values
    10. Big Picture Goals
    11. Your Learning Plan
    12. Dealing with Challenges
    13. Managing First Impressions
    14. Your Day 1 Goals
    15. Asking Smart Questions
    16. Your First Manager Meeting
    17. Meeting Your Direct Reports
    18. Getting Quick Wins
    19. Day-30 Checklist
    20. Day-60 Checklist
    21. Day-90 Checklist

    Take TEST: “First 90 Days” Comprehension Test

    Pass with a 70% or higher

    Submit Certification

Big Interview Fast Track Program- Review Instructions

*You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

Big Interview Password: MCOE@ROP#1c

Watch Big Interview “Fast Track Program ” Videos

16 Videos

  1. Introduction
  2. Best Practices
  3. Types of Interviews
  4. Type of Interviewers
  5. Answering Inappropriate Questions
  6. What to Wear
  7. Mastering Nonverbal Communication
  8. Analyzing Job Descriptions
  9. Tell Me About Yourself
  10. Why Do You Want To Work Here?
  11. Behavioral Questions
  12. Talking About Strengths
  13. Talking About Weaknesses
  14. Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
  15. Salary Questions
  16. Questions to Ask

Take TEST: “Fast Track” Interviewing Training Comprehension Test

Pass with a 70% or higher

Submit Certification