Virtual Services


Pacific Gateway Online Orientations

Sign up for an Online Orientation with The WorkPlace and Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center.





Virtual workshops and hiring events hosted by Pacific Gateway.



Pacific Gateway offers Metrix Learning

You can now take advantage of these free courses to enhance your skills and obtain industry recognized credentials that will prepare you for local, in demand jobs!




Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.



Free Virtual Workshops

Career & Development Workshops hosted by Devry.





LBCC is offering three tuition free noncredit courses in Microsoft Excel again this fall (beginning, intermediate and advanced).  Class details and instructions on how to enroll are below.  Classes are open and enrollment is on a first come first serve basis with class size limited.  

If you need help applying and registering, please call Workforce Development at 562-938-3248 or email at
Also attached is the Viking Portal help guide and videos here (click on Viking Portal).  

COSA 615 Microsoft Excel, Introductory 0.00 unit(s)  -  18 hours lecture   Print to: PDF 
















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COSA 616 Microsoft Excel, Intermediate 0.00 unit(s)  -  18 hours lecture  Print to: PDF 
















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COSA 617 Microsoft Excel, Advanced 0.00 unit(s)  -  18 hours lecture   Print to: PDF 
















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Steps to Apply and Enroll:

  1. To enroll in one of the adult education courses, you must be an active LBCC student and add the class via the LBCC Viking Student System. 
  2. *If you are not an active LBCC student, you must first create an account on CCCApply. For instructions on the registration process, please click here. 
  3. Your LBCC ID will be issued 24 hours after you apply.  Save this number because you will need it to log in to your Viking Student Account to enroll in classes, view financial aid awards, make payments, and access additional services LBCC Viking Student System. 
  • Enter your newly assigned Student ID number 
  • Set your password 
  • Scroll to the “Student Center” section 
  • Select “Enroll” 
  • Enter the Class Number 
  • Verify the Course Information (date/time/class title) 
  • Click “Finish Enrolling" 


Los Angeles Harbor College - Free Tuition/Non-Credit Courses


Financial Literacy–Personal Money Management

This course develops a foundation of money management concepts to enable students tounderstand how to develop a financial plan to meet their educational goals using various strategies: FAFSA, BOGG, scholarships, social fund raising and banking products, such as checking and savings accounts.



GED Preparation

In order to receive your certificate of competency, you need to take all five GED courses. Tuition is free and a lending library is available for students who are enrolled in our GED Preparation classes.

Classes BSCSKIL 085CE – GED Preparation: Science Section #: 21810| 10/27/2020 - 12/20/2020 TuTh 12:30 PM – 3:50 PM | Online 001 (Async)meet online.


Word Processing

This course introduces word processing software (i.e., Microsoft Word 365) through interactive instruction. Students will learn the basics of computer usage to create documents, memos, fliers, and other office related editing procedures and file management. Active LA Harbor students are provided access to LACCD’s Office 365 at no additional cost.

VOC ED 106 – Word Processing- Section #: 10001 | 11/02/2020 - 12/17/2020 Mon. & Wed. 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM | Online 003


Adult and Community Education Guide

Culinary Arts
Warehousing and Distribution
Prepare to Be a Successful Online Student
International Marketing
AWS Cloud Computing
Learn English
GED Preparation
Citizenship Preparation
Clerical Skills

For more information,please call:Office of Adult & Community Education:(310) 233-4450 or visit the website at:






November 12th at 5PM - Time Management Strategies

The Power of Focus in a Digital World

Learn a strategic approach to overcoming the challenges of time management. Walk away focused and ready to take action.



November 17 at 11am - Resolving WorkPlace Conflict

Transform Conflict into Collaboration

Want to move past differences and get the job done? We’ll explore the foundations of conflict, and learn steps you can take to navigate toward a positive transformation during collaboration.



November 24th at 10AM - Career Development

Job Search During the Holidays

Why “no one hires during the Holidays” is a myth - but preparation is key!



December 1st at 5PM - Empowering Collaboration

A Guide to Engaging Across Generations

How can generations collide less and connect more? We’ll explore the differences between generations, and how this diversity can foster a connection and drive performance.



Job Offer

How To Handle Multiple Job Offers 

Did you get a job offer recently? Are you still waiting to hear back from another company and you're not really sure what to do? Learn the best ways to handle multiple offers so that you're in control of choosing the best place to continue your career journey.



Test & Quizzes 

The 13 Best Career Tests and Quizzes to Help You Find Your Dream Job 

Ready to dive in and finally figure out what job you want? Check out this list of perceptive career path quizzes, and be prepared to answer the questions as truthfully as you can—they may just lead you to your dream job after all.




Interview Question: "What Are You Passionate About?" 

What's the best way to answer "What are you passionate about?" at a job interview. How much information should you share? Is there anything you shouldn't mention? What does the hiring manager really want to know? 

Figure Out What You're Good At (Not Just What You're Passionate About)


Long Beach Public Library To-Go

That's right...we're now offering the option to schedule your LBPL To-Go pick up online! Long gone are the days of having to call the library to schedule your pick up -- now you can do it yourself through our new service, CapiraCurbside. 


Place a hold through the library catalog or give us a call to place a hold on any items you'd like to check out. Wait for an email or phone notification that states that your items are ready for pick up, then visit the new CapiraCurbside self-scheduler to schedule your pick up date and time. Don't forget to have your library card handy!

Be sure to arrive at your selected LBPL To-Go library on the day and time you selected for your pick up. You can also use CapiraCurbside to manage any existing hold pick ups and check in for your pick up, too. 


Week of October 12th:



College Transfer Fair

This Transfer Fair will allow transferring students to ask questions of the university reps and learn more about their transfer options.

Learn more also at:


Smart Strategy

Smart Strategies For Networking Online To Accelerate Your Job Search

Networking is one of the best tools for career advancement and professional success. A strong network can provide job leads, referrals and opportunities for personal improvement.




Important tech words and terms that every tech employee should know

There are plenty of great jobs at tech companies that don’t require knowing how to code, including in marketing, recruiting, and business development. But even if you’re not working in a technical role, you still need to have a firm understanding of the lingo to stand out as a candidate


Digital Defynd

20 Best Free Online Certifications & Courses [2020]

In-depth research compilation of 20 Best Free Online Certifications, Courses, and Training for 2020.



Week of September 21st:


LBCC - Long Beach Community College

FREE Financial Literacy certificate program 

The Financial Literacy Program provides students the essential skills for personal money management.  Students learn about budgeting, saving, debt, credit, as well as education, housing, transportation and investing options.  These courses are short-term and begin soon – don’t miss out!


Résumé Skills

Every Question You Have About Putting Skills on Your Resume, Answered 

See a list of skills for your resume depending on what type of job you’re after.



Therapy in a Nutshell

Sleep, Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Sleep Better when You're Anxious 

It can be hard to fall asleep when you're anxious, and insomnia can make anxiety worse. But you can train your brain to worry less and to sleep better when you're anxious by using the skill of Deliberate Worry. 

19 Things to Try When You Can’t Sleep (Better Than Staring at the Clock) 


Open Jobs 

View Job results near Los Angeles 




Week of September 14th:


Google’s Plan

"Google Career Certificates," 

Google made waves recently by announcing its new program, "Google Career Certificates," a collection of courses designed to help participants get qualifications in high-paying, high-growth job fields without attending university. 




Work-Life Balance 

Yes, You Should Still Take Time Off Work During COVID-19—Here’s How to Make the Most of It.




How to Prevent Burnout

Take a few minutes to learn practical, sustainable mindfulness tips that will help you avoid burnout and reduce stress with work life and home life. 




Pivoting to Virtual Events  

Many of you might be wondering how to adapt to the new circumstances, and many questions may arise when thinking about how to pivot in-person events to virtual. Check some of the most general questions with PowerToFly.




How To DOUBLE Your Productivity 
Productive Time Management  

Tips and tricks on managing your time as effectively as possible of several remote working experiences. 



Week of August 31st:


“Not" Networking

Building Relationships for Success

Networking has a bad rap, but Joanne Karmens believes building strong relationships can lead to opportunities and enrich your career.




Three predictions for what the Workforce future might look like

Read about the three second-order predictions—for our economy, our workforce, and our politics. Because predicting the future is, like dart throwing, easily done and often misdirected, each prediction ends with the best argument to think of for why it won’t actually come true.




How to Diversify Your Professional Network

When it comes down to it, expanding and diversifying your network is part of your personal development and professional growth. The more you reach out, the more you’ll also learn about yourself




Telemedicine Beginner's Guide

COVID-19 & The Future of Telemedicine and Telehealth Explained

Coronavirus has the topic of telemedicine at the forefront of prevention, but amid the current outbreak, it is seeing a surge in popularity and use.


Week of August 17th:



With so many tools available, we may find ourselves constantly switching between different tools. But even though the products are similar, they're certainly differentiating themselves by focusing on workflows using templates.

Airtable, is a Google Sheets replacement. It has a rich templating ecosystem, with pre-built spreadsheets for content calendars, project tracking, user research, employee directories, and more.

Watch   Video 1 & Video 2

Notion, a document management platform, has templates for everything from wedding planning to roadmapping.

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Quip, which replaces Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, also has a rich template ecosystem.

Watch   Video 1Video 2

Coda, is a replacement for G-Suite. It comes with a doc gallery that includes templates for making investment decisions, doing retrospectives, and running distributed projects.

Watch   Video 1 & Video 2


Week of August 10th:


Simple Things

Simple Work Habits That Will Make You Better (and Happier!) at Your Job

Consider these simple ways to switch up your routine, help you focus, and boost your mood while you work.

Simple Things you Can Do Today That Will Make You Smile

Ready to turn up the happiness dial? Ahead, we outline 10 simple but impactful daily habits and self-care rituals that take two minutes or less to reduce stress, increase endorphins, and encourage a happier feeling overall.


Zoom Like A Rockstar

Filter, Reactions, Lighting & More! New Features to Liven Up Your meetings

Get empowered to feel your best in virtual meetings, express your individuality, and build moments of fun into your day with some new features that uplevel your video game.



The Ultimate List

Activities To Keep You Busy During Quarantine

Although the coronavirus is keeping us at home for the foreseeable future, there are plenty of activities to do while quarantined alone or with roommates, partners, or family.



Week of July 27th:


Pick Right

Which Online Course or Degree Can Help You Achieve Your Career Goals

Opportunities to learn and advance your career remotely may well be a silver lining in a pandemic-rocked world. But it’s harder than ever to decide what program or course is right for you. Here’s how to pick the right one.




Soft Skills – The Top 5 Skills Companies are Looking for in 2020

Want to find the job of your dreams in 2020? Then you need to know what skills companies are looking for.

Job Skills - Tips to Strengthen and Showcase Your Skills

Employers hire the right talent by evaluating the qualities and qualifications that matter most to their business. This video will teach you about different types of skills, where to learn them and how to communicate them to hiring managers.



Experience world-class learning from 180+ universities and companies
University and college students, learn for free with Coursera
Continue building in-demand career skills during COVID-19. Sign up for free access today, and enroll in any of 3,800 courses through September 30, 2020. Simply, Enter your school email to get started.



Week of July 20th:


Taking the Leap

Steps to Take If You Want to Change Careers Successfully
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Career Change During COVID19

After everything we’ve all been through these last several months, it makes sense if your priorities are shifting or if you’re questioning all kinds of things—including your career path.


Work @ Home, Employment in Remote

Find extra work during COVID-19 working from home as well as: Tips, Resources, and Advice to help grow your career!


Protect Yourself

COVID-19 Guidance and Information updates

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.



Week of July 13th:



What your Sleeping Position Reveals About You

Your sleeping position may have meaning that you didn’t understand before. The sleeping positions of many people vary, and can reveal things about them that are hard to know before.



Frequently Asked

Your Ultimate Guide to Answering the Most Common Interview Questions

Consider this list of more than 40 of the most commonly asked interview questions, along with advice for answering them all.



Body Language

How to Read Someone’s Body Language

Why Learning Body Language Is So Important

Here are reasons why learning how to read body language is so important when it comes to befriending others and making long lasting relationships. To successfully read someone’s body language, you need to study their facial expressions and their psychology.



Search Open Jobs in Los Angeles

Search Jobs by Location – Job Level (Internship/Entry Level/Mid-Level/Senior Level) – Company Size (Small/Medium/Large).



Week of July 6th:



5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators

Here are the top five helpful things when it comes to communication. Identify the ones that you need to work on, and start moving them into your conversation skill set today.




Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion
Why You Should “Brag Better” to Help Your Career

Do you do a lot of hard work that goes unnoticed? Do you find it difficult to talk about yourself and your accomplishments? Learn how self-promotion will manage your anxiety and empower you to champion yourself, unlocking career opportunities and inner confidence.


Web Conferencing

Free Web Video Conferencing and Screenshare Apps

Compare conference call providers on cost, integration & collaboration, and ease of use. Here are the 11 best free web conferencing software providers with video and screenshare.



Week of June 29th:


Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Personality and emotions are hardwired in each of us. You can’t control the way challenging people or situations make you feel.  You can, however, change how you react and learn to read and influence the emotions and reactions of others



How to Make A Career Change after COVID-19

Does the pandemic have you rethinking your career goals and reevaluating your priorities? With all the rejections and no word back on job applications, you might be wondering "what's next?" Perhaps you're even considering a career change.



Professional Development Video Series

Feel free to explore these free professional development webinar videos on a variety of topics such as self-care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in times of stress.



Access low-cost Internet services, computers and digital literacy resources.

The ConnectedLB Platform allows Long Beach residents to find low-cost Internet services and computers in their local neighborhoods by entering their zip code. For more information, visit the website.




Week of June 22nd:


Virtual Summer Camps

Let’s keep those young minds active

Need something to keep your kids busy this summer? Help them make the most of their break with interactive camps taught by expert instructors.



Get Your Focus Back

All of us are wearing many hats right now: coworker, boss, project manager, partner, parent, friend, caretaker, and advocate. There’s a lot happening—not only in the world but also at home and work—and it’s really hard to juggle all of it.

4 Ways to Focus When Your Mind's Not in the Mood

Focus is a learnable skill. You can start teaching yourself by checking out these four surprisingly simple approaches.

3 Ways to Force Yourself to Focus

Focus is an important ingredient for success. These three tools have been lifesavers.


Job Cast

How to Succeed at a Virtual Hiring Event

Many employers are conducting interviews virtually, or by video chat, to continue hiring during COVID-19. This webinar will help you prepare for success at your virtual hiring event interview.


• How to prepare for a virtual hiring event
• Tips for video interviews
• What to do when things don’t go as planned

Week of June 15th:


Diverse Workplaces

Looking for an Inclusive Employer? Ask These 9 Questions during Your Interview

We all want to feel accepted at work, and an inclusive culture makes that possible. On top of that, diverse workplaces are often more innovative and more profitable.



Unique Methodology

Step-by-Step guide to get tons of interviews and find a job in such a crisis

Usually, applying this unique methodology is costly as you need to use several paid software. However, this tutorial is 100% for free.



Who You Are

How to Find Your Core Values

Watch this video to determine what core values are, why core values are important, and how to find your core values in 3 easy steps, including the most important core values litmus test.



To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others

When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things and discover a powerful new mindset.



Week of June 8th:


Google Digital Garage

Free live training – Why learn with Google?

Discover a range of free learning content designed to help you in your career. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end.  The majority of the courses are free, and approved by industry experts, top entrepreneurs and some of the world’s leading employers. So you can be sure you’re learning up-to-date, real-world, skills that help you reach your goal.


Sharing Hub

Amazing Educational Resources offers access to quality educational materials and facilitates access to and sharing of free high -quality resources among teachers, parents and students.



Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

At, you can learn exactly how proficient you are with your digital skills. You can also monitor your success over time, and even get a certificate of completion for your work if you participate in a sponsored program.




Complimentary Technology Skills-Building Video Series by DeVry University

Nine Self-Paced Videos Covering Python, IoT, Data Analytics, Excel and Machine Learning Provide An Accessible On-Ramp to In-Demand Subjects

The initial set of courses in DeVry’s Skill-Building Video Library include:

1. Data Visualization in Python with Matplotlib
2. Simulating An IoT Home Security System With Tinkercad
3. Data Wrangling In Python Using Pandas
4. Programming with Python
5. Data Analytics With Power BI
6. Enhance Your Excel Skills For Business Success
7. How to Find Loans and Grants for your Business During COVID-19
8. Covid-19 Business Toolkit Series - Managing Business Financials
9. Application of Machine Learning with Python

Week of June 1st:



A Japanese Method to Relax in 5 Minutes

How to relieve stress?  Try an ancient Japanese technique of self-relaxation that will not take you more than 5 minutes and can be done just about anywhere. To practice the technique, it is important to understand that each of the fingers of our hand represents a different feeling or attitude.



What is the Difference?

Are You a Proactive or Reactive Job Seeker?

What will you do to be more proactive in your search? This video discusses the differences between a proactive and reactive job search and offers tips on how to seize control of your opportunities.



Science is the Best

5 Proven Exercises to Make You Genuinely Happier

By doing the following exercises each day for the next 21 days, you can re-wire your brain, so that you can focus on the positive, rather than the negative.


Week of May 25th:



Human Potential At Work

Discusses how to bring out the potential in all people, including those with disabilities. Get inspired, hear success stories, learn tips and principles for maximizing talents–both apparent and hidden!



COVID-19 and Your Job Search

How To Make A Career Change After COVID-19

There may be some opportunities for those that want to make a wholesale switch. With lots of low-status work between here and your dream. If you want it, may as well start now while all the rules are out the window.


Week of May 18th:


Reaching Out

How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

Before you go off and send out dozens of messages, there a few important guidelines to keep in mind as you tap into your network



By DeVry University

Enhance Your Skills – At No Cost
Enhance your customer service and relationship building skills, or learn tips for managing group dynamics and working effectively in teams. You’ll also earn a certificate of completion when you finish each training track.

Track #1: Customer Service
TO REGISTER: Click here and enter code DEVRYSERVICE

Track #2: Group Dynamics
TO REGISTER: Click here and enter code DEVRYDYNAMICS


Virtual Field Trips

28 free virtual field trips and activities for families in quarantine

Here's a comprehensive list of some great virtual tours, zoo cams, and STEM activities (and we even threw in some doodling and celebrity readings), and it's all free!



Week of May 11th:



The 5 Skills Needed to Move Fast in The New World

We are in the process of taking our first steps into the new world. Here are 5 skills to double-down on to ensure you are moving in the right direction



Free virtual workshops and trainings

Connect live with Microsoft Store associates for online training and solutions for working and learning from home.



Self-Care Tips

A Guide to Self Care while Social Distancing

A guide to how to take care of yourself and those you love when your stuck at home as a result of social distancing and self-isolation, and anxiety and coronavirus cabin fever begin to set in!



The 6 builders who will thrive in the new world

  • The Designers who Code
  • The Career Jumpers
  • The Ambitious Advisors
  • The Creative Hackers
  • The Industry Academics
  • The Community Builders


Week of May 5th:


Free Online Learning

Pacific Gateway offers Metrix Learning

You can now take advantage of these free courses to enhance your skills and obtain industry recognized credentials that will prepare you for local, in demand jobs!


Game Time

Online Memory Games for Adults

A wide range of memory games to ensure that everyone can find themes that please and match their tastes. All online memory games for adults on this website are completely free and unlimited.


Stand Out

Prove That you are the Best Candidate in an Interview

What’s the best way to answer when the interviewer asks why they should choose you over another candidate who has the same qualifications?

What the Interviewer Really Wants to Know

Try putting yourself in the interviewer’s shoes for a minute. What questions would you ask to find the candidate who can come up to speed quickly, and who genuinely wants to work for your company?


Stress and Coping

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.


Week of April 27th:



Virtual Events Hosted by Office of Personnel Management

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process.


Formula For Answering

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions in 2020

Are you preparing for an interview, and you want to be supremely prepared when you get a behavioral interview question, or a situational interview question? In this video, you'll get the very best formula for answering these types of questions, which are very popular with hiring managers, human resources, and all levels of recruitment.

15 Phone Interview Questions (With Example Answers)

Explore information on and example answers to commonly asked phone interview questions to prepare you for your next call with an employer.



How to Keep Social Etiquette While Social Distancing

Do social etiquette norms apply in the time of Corona?
With the rise of social media and other technological wonders, social etiquette evolved enough to still be relevant within the digital landscape.


Career Support

Quick Video Resources & Virtual Workshops

These video resources are here to provide information on various career topics. Each video is approximately 30 seconds long to provide you with the information you are looking for in the quickest way possible.



Week of April 20th:


Going Remote

Top Remote-Friendly Companies

More companies are going remote these days, making remote workers on distributed teams productive from anywhere.* *Working remotely may be essential: with kids at home, pets to pet, avoiding traffic on the way to work, or traveling the world everyday while still getting paid – all good benefits.


Boost your skills

5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis

With many live events going digital, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your résumé.


Brush Up on Virtual Interviewing

There’s a chance that you’ll land a job interview during the pandemic. But, of course, there won’t be an in-person interview. And, in reality, if you’re focusing on a remote job, you’ll likely have to do a video interview—pandemic or not!

Take some time to brush up on your virtual interviewing skills:


Week of April 13th:




If your employment has been impacted, here’s a list of company hiring statuses, just filter to “hiring” so the freezes are removed (or keep if the client wants to know the status of various companies).




Job search advice for those unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.





Three ways to keep your job search active during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Enrichment Activities

275+ Enrichment activities for children while parents are working remotely.



Week of April 6th:


Career Advice

5 Soft Skills Employers Need

Check out the five soft skills below that are essential for success—all of which you can teach yourself to practice in your daily interactions.


Everything Tech

What is LinkedIn?': A beginner's guide to the popular professional networking and career development site

While other social networks like Facebook and Twitter focus more on your personal life, LinkedIn is all about professional networking - that is, building a group of contacts to help advance your career.


Stress, Anxiety, and...Work

How to Combat Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job?

8 Tips for Combating Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job Every Day



COVID-19 Homeschooling

Realize that when unplanned things happen, feeling out of control is normal. Allow yourself the freedom to grieve canceled events, loss of schedule, and the ability to gather together without fear.


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