GoodTurn Cycles Job Training

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

GoodTurn Cycles provides on-the-job training to young people. The goal of our program is to develop well-rounded individuals capable of securing positions in the professional career world. Our internship program is geared toward permanent positive change, so we emphasize individual attention, helping participants set personal and professional goals while working together toward meeting them.

CURRICULUM

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

True wheels

Size & install a chain

Assemble stem, handlebars, brake levers, shifters & grips

RETAIL EXPERIENCE

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

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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KNOW A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR OUR PROGRAM?

Contact Davis at 303.795.0411 or davis@goodturncycles.org

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Partnerships

GoodTurn Cycles is proud to partner with the following organizations:

The Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center

The Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center provides our apprentices with leadership development training, career coaching, and funding to pursue training beyond our apprenticeship program. They also assist our apprentices in finding long-term job placement upon the completion of our program.

Atlas Coffee

Atlas is a community-focused craft coffee shop in Littleton, Colorado that was created to love and serve our community. They hope to be a place where people can come breathe, and where the hustle and tension of everyday life can dissolve, if even for a moment. They wish to be a place that fosters connection and embodies a way of thinking that – instead of closing doors and removing ourselves – they throw them open and engage with the world around us.

CAFE 180

Located in the heart of Englewood, Colo., CAFE 180 nourishes people by serving fresh, delicious food to everyone – whether by traditional exchange or by the exchange of a person’s time and talents. CAFE 180 aims to inspire others through dignified exchanges, the encouragement of self-sufficiency, and by opening people’s hearts and minds to the hunger that exists in our community.

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is designed to provide employment-related assistance to youth and young adults with disabilities, who are experiencing mild to moderate barriers to employment.

Denver Workforce Services

Denver Workforce Services serves as a comprehensive employment and training resource for employers, jobseekers, TANF recipients, veterans, and youth throughout Denver.

SHYFT at Mile High

SHYFT at Mile High is a nonprofit that provides people from all walks of life with practices that are shown to help people heal from trauma, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and ultimately experience more joy in daily living. SHYFT would like to “shift” how and who in our community have access to practices such as yoga, guided meditations, and more.

College Living Experience

Since 1989, College Living Experience (CLE) has been providing post-secondary supports to students with varying exceptionalities. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized services in the areas of academics, independent living, social skills, and career development, CLE supports are tailored to each young adult we serve. It is through personalized services, our team celebrates the uniqueness of students in such a way that we are able to make a lasting impact in their lives and in their communities. The success of CLE as the industry leader in post-secondary transition supports comes from our dedication to remain focused on the potential for each individual we serve. The evolution and innovation of CLE is defined by our mission which inspires us to reach beyond the boundaries of the traditional supports many of our families have been accustomed to their whole lives.

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver focuses on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.

Dirt Coffee Bar

Founded with the idea that people with differences deserve better, Dirt’s mobile coffee truck hit the ground in 2013 on a mission to change minds and change lives one cup at a time. Since its inception, Dirt has trained and employed over 100 individuals with neurodiversities while providing over $40,000 in scholarships to families in need and their caregivers.

From the ground up, our shop goes further to cultivate a culture of acceptance, inclusion, and opportunity while empowering others to do the same. Are you in love yet? Dirt breaks the expectation that a good cause comes with a lack of quality. Our baristas are neurodiverse, socially conscious, and craft a damn good cup of coffee. What’s in the cup is great, but what’s beyond the cup is life changing. 

HOURS

M-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

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