Rochester's Environmental Job (REJob) Training Program

Congratulations graduates!

Mayor Lovely A. Warren and City Council President Loretta C. Scott hosted the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the City’s Rochester Environmental Job (REJob) Training Program, which provided 29 unemployed and underemployed city residents with the training to find work in the environmental construction industry.

The REJob Training Program will be offered again in 2018.


What is the REJob Training Program?

The REJob Training Program provides participants with training to earn certification to work in the in-demand fields of asbestos abatement, hazardous waste remediation and environmental cleanup. The program also placed students in full-time employment.

The content of the training was designed based on substantial input from local environmental employers, the City’s Environmental Workforce Advisory Council, and other communities that have successful environmental job training programs. The eight-week training program was available to dislocated workers, severely underemployed individuals and unemployed individuals including low-income and minority residents, veterans and those with little or no advanced education.


The program was administered by the City's Department of Environmental Services Division of Environmental Quality with support from the Department of Recreation and Youth Services’ Operation Transformation Rochester.

The program’s partners were: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Monroe #1 BOCES; Cornerstone Training; Riverfront Medical Solutions; LU Engineers; AAC Contracting Inc.; Envoy Environmental Inc., Ravi Engineers; ARAMSCO Inc.; American Red Cross; Lou Zicari; Foodlink Inc.

Partner employers included: AAC Contracting Inc.; LaBella Associates D.P.C.; Lu Engineers; Envoy Environmental Inc.; Paradigm Environmental Sampling; Day Environmental; TREC Environmental; Leader Environmental; KBH Construction.