Work Preserve Job Training Program
Young adults learn by doing in Historic Ithaca’s Work Preserve job training program. Participants, referred by local partner agencies, build practical, transferable green job skills in a real workplace environment at Significant Elements Architectural Salvage store. Participants learn and practice their new skills through retail activities and working side-by-side with staff to learn seat weaving (cane, rush, reed) and performing furniture repair services. After completing basic job readiness training, participants work towards job placements with community business partners.
Funding for this project has been provided by the City of Ithaca Community Development Block Grant program, Park Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Tompkins County. The programs of Historic Ithaca are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.