Training Programs

Empowerment Through Skill Development

At ReSOURCE, we’re committed to working with our students and trainees to meet individual needs while upholding high standards. Whether you’re looking to pivot your career or start anew, we serve a diverse range of individuals in need of skills and opportunities for success.

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Vermonters trained since 1991

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Want to know which program is the right fit for you?

Explore Our Programs

Discover a variety of customized training programs at ReSOURCE designed to align with your career goals and personal development needs.

Enthusiastic students engaging in construction and weatherization training programs at ReSource Vermont, enhancing skills and human potential.
Construction 101

Providing tool handling, safety techniques and technical knowledge for obtaining high-paying jobs in the construction trades.

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Enrollment: Open
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Green Energy
Weatherization 101

These six week workshop intensives are designed to equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry level job readiness in weatherization.

  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Enrollment: Open
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: 6 weeks
HVAC Training

ReSOURCE’s intensive training programs equip work-ready individuals with the skills necessary to enter the HVAC industry

  • Location: Locations around Vermont
  • Enrollment: Open
  • $500 Stipend
  • Duration: 6 weeks
A group of LEAP participants standing next to a fence.
Learn, Earn, and Prosper


Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP) 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.

  • Location: Virtual
  • Enrollment: February
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: 6 weeks
10 Month Program

A National program for youth who are no longer enrolled in high school to earn their high school diplomas and trade certifications, while learning construction skills.

  • Location: Burlington, Barre
  • Enrollment: February, October
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: 10 months
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Real Work Experience
Career Start
Prepares high school students for the workforce with real world work experience in the ReSOURCE store locations, as well as monthly Personal and Professional Development classes.
  • Location: All
  • Enrollment: Open
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: Full or half school year
Every Body Works​

Every Body Works serve as AmeriCorps members, addressing the state wide issue of high unemployment rates for Vermonters with disabilities through economic opportunity.

  • Location: Williston, Burlington, Barre, & Hyde Park
  • Enrollment: September
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Duration: 1 year of service

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What is Career Start?

Career Start is a program designed for high school students to gain hands-on experience and technical skills in various departments at ReSOURCE’s Burlington or Barre locations.

High school students enrolled in school are eligible to participate in the Career Start program.

The program provides hands-on experience in ReSOURCE departments, technical skills training, and monthly personal and professional development classes.

There is a fee of $1500, but tuition is waived for qualifying Vermonters.

Departments include Customer Service & Retail, Office Administration, Computers and Electronics, Overlook Cafe, and Large Appliances, among others.

Yes, students earn a monthly stipend

Training covers Health and Wellness, Goal Setting and Achievement, Leadership Development, Career Planning, and Financial Literacy.

Interested individuals should contact ReSOURCE’s Training and Development Manager, Susan Uthmann, for enrollment details.


Please contact:

Susan Uthmann
Training and Development Manager
[email protected]

Partner Agency List

Our partners help us to provide $125,000 worth of goods to over 2,000 individuals/families in Chittenden, Lamoille, and Washington Counties, and the greater Vermont area.

  • Addison Community Action/CVOEO
  • Age Well
  • Agency of Human Services- Field Services Burlington District
  • Burlington Community Justice Center
  • Burlington Housing Authority
  • Chittendent Community Action/CVOEO
  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center
  • Committee On Temporary Shelter
  • Essex Community Justice Center
  • Howard Center Community Support Program
  • Howard Center Developmental Services
  • Howard Center School Service Program
  • Lamoille Family Center
  • Milton Family Community Center
  • Pathways Vermont- Housing First Program
  • Pathways Vermont -services for veterans and families rapid rehousing program
  • Safe Harbor Clinic
  • Spectrum Youth and Family Services
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • The Janet S. Munt Family Room
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • U.S. Committee for refugees and Immigrants
  • Vermont Cares
  • Vermont Catholic Charities
  • Vermont Foundation of Recovery


Become a Partner Agency

For interest in joining our program please email [email protected] to learn more about the next application cycle or any availability in become a new partner agency.

We make award decisions each December for the next calendar year and notify partners so our clients can request vouchers.

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