ReSOURCE’s mission is to meet community and individual needs through (1) education and job skills training, (2) environmental stewardship, and (3) economic opportunities.
ReSOURCE’s Apprentice-style training program serves individuals who are ready to work but need marketable job skills and work credentials for their desired career. Some applicants have been unemployed or under-employed; others are skilled in other trades but are retraining because their jobs have disappeared due to downsizing or relocation, or need new skills after suffering an occupational injury. Because of their integration into ReSOURCE’s daily operations, trainees gain not only technical knowledge, but vital customer service and teamwork experience. The trainings include
Office Administration, Major Appliance Repair, Manufacturing, and Customer Service and Retail Management
Career Path serves youth with barriers to employment through hands-on training to prepare for full-time, permanent employment in manufacturing.
Career Start allows in-school youth with any diagnosed disability to develop the personal and professional skills necessary to succeed in the job market through a customized training based on each individual’s needs.
ReSOURCE’s Every Body Works AmeriCorps program addresses economic opportunities by building service based learning experiences which improves and prepares Vermonters to successfully enter the workforce. Every Body Works provides a pathway to employment through technical and professional training during the term of service. The program is geared toward addressing the high unemployment rates for Vermonters with disabilities. For purposes of this program, Every Body Works defines disability as anyone with a barrier to employment. This is a broad definition intended to include numerous Vermonters.
provides blind or visually impaired youth the opportunity to gain the skills needed to become independent, confident, and productive with the outcome of increased employability.
Work Readiness Training
Work Readiness prepares men and women with little or no work experience with good work ethics to become workforce ready. Trainings are individualized, part-time sessions hosted in our ReSOURCE departments, focused on training transferable skills.
YouthBuild is a national program for 16-24 year old youth, providing an opportunity to earn trade certifications and an AmeriCorps Education Award, while learning construction skills. ReSOURCE YouthBuild is a 12-month training program for youth that are looking for alternative ways to earn a diploma while gaining job training and certifications.