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Training and Employment

Covid-19 AlertDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Training and Employment office is available by phone: (559) 263-1100.

New enrollments and workshop instruction are being conducted remotely or online.

Local Conservation Corps (LCC)

LCC provides young adults (ages 18-25) with paid job training and educational opportunities.

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Workforce Connection Young Adult Program

Provides young people (ages 14-24) with educational and employment training opportunities to enhance their academic proficiency and to facilitate their transition into self-sufficiency.

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Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC)

Provides a 12-week pre-apprenticeship training to prepare individuals for the construction industry.

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Paid Summer Internship Program

Provides employment training opportunities to students who are graduating high school and are enrolled in college for Fall semester.

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Fresno EOC career opportunities

As a Fresno EOC employee you will become part of a growing family of 1,200+ that work together toward a common goal of empowering individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our community. Fresno EOC is committed to a diverse workforce which is reflective of the communities we serve.

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Training and Employment Stories

VAC graduation group photo

Building a New Start

Addison Larsen started at Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) in August and graduated in October. He has received multiple job offers and is exploring which one will be the best fit. Matthew Martinez also graduated. He says, "VAC has been very helpful...
Deoutrie Dodson, student at YouthBuild Charter High School of California

Courage to Create a Better Future

Deoutrie Dodson says he always dreamed of getting a college education. But for many years, it didn't seem likely for this young man. The 27-year old Fresno resident faced a series of hardships. But today, he is just a few weeks away from earning his high school...
Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connection: Hard Hats and Soft Skills

Hard Hats and Soft Skills

Unique Program Helps You Earn up to $21 an Hour After A Free, 12- Week Training When you think of a job in the construction industry, you may not think of soft skills. Some examples are work ethic, conflict resolution and leadership. Soft skills are just one key...
2021 SOUL Graduation

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

School of Unlimited Learning Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) held its 23rd Commencement Ceremony, graduating 32 high school seniors. We are very proud of each of the graduates and want to wish all the best in their future endeavors. This year's...
LCC Corpsmembers install safety placards to storm drains

LCC Corpmembers Install Safety Placards to Storm Drains

Earlier this year, Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) contracted with the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District (FMFCD) to have LCC corpsmembers place plastic markers on storm drains in various areas of the city of Fresno. The plastic markers deter people...

VAC students help out with Habitat for Humanity project

Several students from Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connection construction classes recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help repair and restore the home of an older adult veteran. With the help of Habitat for Humanity staff and the Henry Company, VAC...
Jerry Dyer with VAC

Mayor Jerry Dyer offers encouraging words for Fresno EOC VAC participants

City of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer visited Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections and offered encouragement for participants. Dyer opened up to students about his journey to his position as mayor and reminded the class to stay committed to their goals in the...
VAC Central Valley Training Center

Fresno EOC VAC supports local training opportunities for the community

Even in a pandemic, Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) is still going strong. The program has made remarkable strides in the past year, such as completing the first cohort at the Central Valley Training Center and reaching a milestone of 315 VAC...
Homeless Project

Fresno EOC program provides paid training to help the homeless

Homeless people in our community are often unemployed and lack access to training and career opportunities. Thankfully, two Fresno EOC programs, Sanctuary Support Services and Local Conservation Corps are partnering to provide Fresno’s homeless paid job training...
Fresno EOC VAC Students

Over 300 hired thanks to Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections 

Since 2015, Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) has helped over 300 people get a job after completing the 12-week training program preparing students for a career in construction. While the program specializes in providing hands-on training and skills to...

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