Mayor Richards’ Statement on Impressive First-Day Turn Out at RSMP Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy

City of Rochester
News Release

(Monday, Feb. 27, 2012) – This morning I visited the site of the Rochester Schools Modernization Program Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy and was heartened to see more than one hundred city residents had already turned out seeking opportunities for employment on the construction sites this program will create.

Between the RSMP, the Midtown Rising Development and the Mortimer Street Transit Terminal, Rochester is about to experience a profusion of construction activity that will infuse hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy and generate hundreds of good paying jobs for years to come. It is important that the people in those jobs reflect the diversity of this city, and all of these projects have mechanisms in place to accomplish that goal. Today’s activity at the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Academy clearly demonstrates that people in our city understand the economic benefits of these projects.

I want to thank Laborers Local 435 Business Manager Bob Brown and his colleagues in the local building trades for helping us reach the Project Labor Agreements that make these opportunities for city residents possible.


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