What is ReSET?
ReSET is a free job training program offered by Finger Lakes ReUse. ReSET (Skills and Employment Training) trainings are embedded in hands-on learning environments throughout ReUse Center departments.
What Do Participants Learn and When is ReSET Offered?
ReSET Retail and Customer Service
We accept applicants to the unpaid entry level training on a rolling basis. Accepted applicants may enter the program at any time, except when our trainee capacity is reached, at which time they are placed on a waiting list. Schedule and number of hours per week are set according to the trainee’s and ReUse Center’s schedule and needs, with a minimum of 8 hours per week, 2 hours per shift and a required weekend shift. The training is a minimum of 140 hours however it may be longer according to trainee’s needs. Paid entry-level opportunities are available for participants with demonstrated need – ask us for more information if interested. Paid apprenticeships are also often available for those who succesfully complete the entry-level training course at ReUse.
In ReSET Retail participants will learn:
- Processing materials and merchandise organization
- Point of Sale usage and cash handling
- Skill with and knowledge of ReUse Center merchandise such as building materials and computers and peripherals
- Exemplary customer service and teamwork
- Option to learn more specialized techniques in departments related to your career path interest (textiles, building materials, electronics, computers, etc.).
- Green job skills and career options
ReSET Technology is offered in a cohort model consisting of an unpaid 10-week entry-level program, 16 hours per week.
Currently there are no scheduled next dates for a ReSET Technology offering. Email email@example.com if you are interested in getting an alert when the next session date is set.
Generally ReSET Tech is offered in the afternoons on four days a week, but schedule is subject to change. Those who successfully complete the 10 week training are invited to apply for a competitive 15-week full time paid Apprenticeship. Trainings are offered repeatedly throughout the year.
Interested applicants (or those who wish to be added to our waiting list) must to fill out our online application form through our website or may make an appointment with Severine Stupak at (607) 257-9699 to fill out an application online at any of our stores.
Opportunities for Employers
Collaboration with local customer service, technology, and construction related businesses will do a great deal to ensure the success of the ReSET program. Businesses and agencies interested in getting involved with the ReSET programs should contact Robin Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners and Supporters
ReSET would not be possible without the support of the community. Many thanks to the following employers, human service organizations, government agencies, and foundations for their support:
Brightworks Computer Consulting
Cayuga Medical Associates
Challenge Workforce Solutions
City Federation of Women’s Organizations
The Collective Impact Fund of the Community Foundation
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Cornell University IT Services
Double Dog Timberworks
EcoVillage of Ithaca
The Erin Aljoe Schlather Dedicated Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Helen Thomas Howland Foundation, as administered by the Community Foundation
Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency
The Kathy Yoselson Fierce Determination Fund of the Community Foundation
The Lane Family Fund of the Community Foundation
New Earth Living
Social Service League
Southside Community Center
Tompkins County Dept of Social Services
Tompkins County Solid Waste
Tompkins Workforce New York
United Way of Tompkins County Youth & Philanthropy Fund
Women’s Opportunity Center