GoodTurn Cycles Job Training
The Job Skills Training Program is a 3 month experience in which participants work up to 10-12 hours per week in the bicycle shop. During the training, interns will work through a job readiness curriculum that equips to find, maintain, and contribute in meaningful employment. Interns are paired with member of our staff to mentor them through their program. Mentors walk alongside interns through their program, provide assistance in finding jobs, preparing for interviews, and coping with all life throws at them. Certain students may be eligible for a paid experience or school credit (depending on school).
BICYCLE MECHANIC SKILLS
Identify and utilize in conversation the parts of bicycle
Perform a flat tire repair
Properly utilize a torque wrench
Safely adjust mechanical disc, cantilever, linear pull brakes
Adjust & set front and rear mechanical derailleurs
Overhaul & adjust wheel hubs, bottom brackets & headsets
Size & install a chain
Assemble stem, handlebars, brake levers, shifters & grips
Answer customer questions independently or direct them to the appropriate team member who can
Utilize POS system to inventory items, create sales and manage work orders
Demonstrate group leadership and safety skills by co-facilitating bicycle rentals
Greet customers with Warm Welcome, Anticipate Customer Needs and provide Fond Farewell
Explain the three classes of electric bikes & generally how they work
EMPLOYABILITY AND LIFE SKILLS
Wear proper uniform, arrive on time for shift
Communicate changes to schedule at minimum 3 hours in advance of originally scheduled shift
Make appropriate eye contact when talking with others
Ask relevant question at appropriate times
Communicate professionally over telephone & email
Develop & follow through with SMART goals
We’d love to get to know you! You do not have to meet all the below criteria in order to be considered for this internship. If you’re not sure, please contact us.
- Young adult that has not found success in traditional educational or employment systems
- Individual that seeks to learn basic employability skills and/or has never had a job
- Student that lacks motivation in traditional school subjects (math, english, science), but does well in hands on learning environments
- Young adult that requires additional accommodations to enter and excel in the workforce
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GoodTurn Cycles Parnters
GoodTurn Cycles is proud to partner with the following organizations:
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