The apprenticeship program (currently on hold) is a three month long, three day per week comprehensive bicycle mechanic course. Training consists of classroom, supervised work, and lastly, an immersion session that is held in our functioning bike shop in Burlington, Vermont.
Students are given expert instruction in either a morning or afternoon session. They are able to choose a specialty in their training. In general, a student will choose mountain or road bikes to focus on during the session and their teacher will be especially proficient in that realm of mechanics. This determination is more to provide extra training in an area of interest, rather than to take away from their obtaining a well-rounded education in all types of bikes.
A certificate of completion and a detailed record of skills will be provided at the time of graduation.
— Quick Facts—
Course length: 3 months
Employable at graduation: Yes, we would be happy to hire you and so would other shops presumably
Time Commitment: 15 hrs per week
—–How to apply—–
Please contact us by email at Bettysbikes@gmail.com and request that an application be sent to you.
Financial aid is available through VSAC to ELIGIBLE VERMONT RESIDENTS to help with the cost of the course. Their website is http://www.vsac.org/pay/student-aid-options/grants