A Nonprofit Community Enterprise

ReSOURCE Intensives


A Community ReSOURCE for Aspiring Woodworkers & Carpenters

*Update 3/16: Given Gov. Scott’s “stay at home” order, ReSOURCE will be postponing our intensives. We apologize for incorrect dates below, please contact Andrew Jope for additional information ajope@resourcevt.org.

Open to the public, these six week workshop intensives are held at the South End Joinery, ReSOURCE’s wood shop on Pine Street in Burlington. This program is designed to equip individuals with the skills necessary for entry level job readiness in carpentry and construction. Workshops focus on transferable skills, trade skills, and careers in construction, and are designed to provide trainees access to the instruction and resources needed to become woodworkers, whether they plan to enter the trades professionally or tackle their own projects.

About the South End Joinery


And our new ReSOURCE Intensives

What is the South End Joinery?

The South End Joinery is a training woodshop featuring a skilled instructor base and a safe high-quality instructional wood shop. Based out of the ReSOURCE woodshop at 339 Pine Street, the South End Joinery, offering a variety of workshop intensives for the aspiring woodworker.

What type of training will I receive?

During each intensive you will receive a specialized training in the woodworking craft, earn industry recognized certifications, receive personal and professional development training, and have a two-week placement with a local trade employer. Also, by attending a session at the South End Joinery, you’ll have access to the professional quality machines, hand tools, and bench space needed to launch projects, products, and business plans.

How is this a program of ReSOURCE?

The South End Joinery and the Intensive workshops represent and further amplify the mission of ReSOURCE and three clear and pressing needs in Burlington: (1) vocational and academic alternatives for individuals to explore the woodworking trade; (2) economic development through entrepreneurial training and business development; and (3) environmental conservation through the creation, marketing, and training of environmentally-friendly products from salvaged and upcycled materials.

Upcoming Intensives

Held in Chittenden County at the South End Joinery, students will learn in the shop from Monday through from Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Each student will be equipped with all the necessary tools of the trade, will have their own bench space to work, and will learn to work collaboratively with others accomplishing projects. Class time will be split between seminar-style training and hands-on building projects. During this intensive, students will learn:

 

Carpentry & Construction

Students will learn the basics of carpentry by building a large, wood frame shed. Students will learn how to properly and safely use carpentry power and hand tools; proper carpentry vocabulary and job-site rules; process of building a house starting with building a floor, framing up walls, windows, doors, and roof, and finishing with sheathing the structure and installing the roof. Students will also receive introductory training in building science and home weatherization.

 

Professional Development & Job Placement

Working together with ReSOURCE’s experienced employment counselors, students will develop a construction specific resumes, build job searching and job retention skills, and meet with a variety of local employers. For the final two weeks, participants will be placed in on-the-job- training placements with local employers that may lead to full-time employment.

 

Certifications

● OSHA 10: Students will earn the OSHA-10 certificate for job site and construction safety – an essential certification for anyone entering the profession.

● NCCER Certificate of Introductory Craft Skills: (National Center for Construction Education and Research) NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System, which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database. Most of Vermont’s largest employers in the construction industry will guarantee an interview and a higher starting wage to NCCER certified applicants.

 

Instructors
OSHA 10: Chris Parsons
NCCER: Marina Rubio Herranz, Prem Linskey

Cost: $3,500 (includes materials) & some financial aid is available. Vermonters may be eligible for a VSAC Non-Degree Grant

Held in Lamoille County, at ReSOURCE Hyde Park and Green Mountain Technology & Career Center in Hyde Park. ReSOURCE’s six-week Construction 101 Intensive program is designed to allow participants to acquire important skills needed to obtain employment in the Construction industry. The carpentry, construction and employability skills course has 8 available spaces and is open to community members age 18+. During this intensive, students will learn:

 

Carpentry & Construction

Through this technical training course, participants will complete six of the NCCER construction certification modules (safety, hand tools, power tools, construction math, employability skills and communication skills) and OSHA-10 Workplace Safety 2 Certification. Certification-based course work will be supplemented by hands-on building projects at ReSOURCE’s Hyde Park location. In addition, participants will complete ReSOURCE’s Personal and Professional Development (PPD) course designed to improve job seeking and retention skills.

 

Professional Development & Job Placement

Working together with ReSOURCE’s experienced employment counselors, students will develop a construction specific resumes, build job searching and job retention skills, and meet with a variety of local employers. For the final two weeks, participants will be placed in on-the-job- training placements with local employers that may lead to full-time employment.

 

Certifications

● OSHA 10: Students will earn the OSHA-10 certificate for job site and construction safety – an essential certification for anyone entering the profession.

● NCCER Certificate of Introductory Craft Skills: (National Center for Construction Education and Research) NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System, which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database. Most of Vermont’s largest employers in the construction industry will guarantee an interview and a higher starting wage to NCCER certified applicants.

 

Two Information, Orientation and Enrollment sessions for interested candidates to learn more about this opportunity and to explore funding assistance are scheduled for:

 

Wednesday, March 18, 9-11am

Wednesday, March 25, 9-11am


Both sessions will be held at the Morrisville Department of Labor office, 197 Harrell St. Preregistration is not required.

Held in Chittenden County at the South End Joinery, students will learn in the shop from Monday through from Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Each student will be equipped with all the necessary tools of the trade, will have their own bench space to work, and will learn to work collaboratively with others accomplishing projects. Class time will be split between seminar-style training and hands-on building projects. During this intensive, students will learn:

 

Carpentry & Construction

Students will learn the basics of carpentry by building a large, wood frame shed. Students will learn how to properly and safely use carpentry power and hand tools; proper carpentry vocabulary and job-site rules; process of building a house starting with building a floor, framing up walls, windows, doors, and roof, and finishing with sheathing the structure and installing the roof. Students will also receive introductory training in building science and home weatherization.

 

Professional Development & Job Placement

Working together with ReSOURCE’s experienced employment counselors, students will develop a construction specific resumes, build job searching and job retention skills, and meet with a variety of local employers. For the final two weeks, participants will be placed in on-the-job- training placements with local employers that may lead to full-time employment.

 

Certifications

● OSHA 10: Students will earn the OSHA-10 certificate for job site and construction safety – an essential certification for anyone entering the profession.

● NCCER Certificate of Introductory Craft Skills: (National Center for Construction Education and Research) NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System, which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database. Most of Vermont’s largest employers in the construction industry will guarantee an interview and a higher starting wage to NCCER certified applicants.

 

Instructors
OSHA 10: Chris Parsons
NCCER: Marina Rubio Herranz, Prem Linskey

Cost: $3,500 (includes materials) & some financial aid is available. Vermonters may be eligible for a VSAC Non-Degree Grant

To Enroll or for more Information


contact:

Andrew Jope

YouthBuild Director & South End Joinery Coordinator

ajope@resourcevt.org

802.857.4354