Youth Education Apprenticeship Program (YEAP)

Youth between the ages of 16 and 22 can apply to work at Freewheelin’ Community Bikes through our 200 hours paid Youth Educational Apprenticeship Program. For most youth, it’s a first job that helps them prepare for successful futures while providing vital services to our Freewheelin’ participants and customers.
 
Our Youth Employment Training includes: 
  • Intimate understanding of Bicycle Systems and physical problem solving 
  • Principles of LEAN and Constant Improvement 
  • Relationship focused customer Service based on G.E.A.R. 
  • Professional development (resume writing, identifying unique strengths, interviewing, and time management) through our partner, Teenworks

As the apprentices learn these important concepts and skills, we provide them opportunities to apply what they have learned by serving as an Earn a bike Instructor, Bike Lab Leader, or assistant in our Retail shop as a mechanic, salesperson or operations assistant.

At the completion of their 200 hours, we may offer them permanent part-time employment with us (and a pay raise) or help them find their next employment opportunity. No matter what, our Apprentices leave with an understanding of their strengths and passions, as well as valuable skills within the bike industry and beyond.

For more information and to inquire about open positions, start here: