Vocational Training Program
A New Approach to Job Reentry
2020 Program is piloted
2021 Pilot Phase 2 AND Program Naming Contest (details coming soon!)
2022 Program launches!
We are a social enterprise focusing on refurbished bicycles: retail stores, repair shops, mobile repair and other business components. But we’re so much more... Community Cycles is a vocational training and transitional employment program for men and women who face barriers in acquiring a living-wage job. We work with veterans, refugees, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, people in recovery, and others.
12-Month Paid Vocational and On-the-Job Training Program
Unit 1: Classroom Education
Students learn elements of small business operations:
certified bicycle mechanic, inventory management, customer service, budgeting, management, and much more
Unit 2: Practicum
Students practice what they've learned with on-the-job training
Unit 3: Specialization
Students choose an area of focus and take on leadership roles with philanthropic bicycle program
Upon completion, Community Cycles of California graduates are ready to enter living-wage employment with real world business skills and experiences that are applicable in a variety of environments and enterprises. They can step into that “second first job” with confidence, skills, and experience, powering their own economic independence and inspiring others in our community, too.