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Rochester starts training program for jobs in the environmental construction industry

Dec 30, 2016

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says  that the city is launching a program to help the unemployed and under-employed get jobs in the environmental construction industry.

The Rochester Environmental Job Training Program will help train city residents for full-time jobs with environmental construction and cleanup companies.

Warren says the program will give people the skills they need to earn a living in a growing industry and also help clean up contaminated properties around the city.

This program is being funded through a federal grant.

The City Department of Environmental Services (DES) will host four informational sessions for prospective students in the month of January. All meetings will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations:

• Jan. 10: David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North Street;

• Jan. 12: Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.;

• Jan. 17: Campbell Street R-Center, 524 Campbell St.;

• Jan. 19: Danforth R-Center, 200 West Ave.