Bello announces new apprenticeship training pilot program

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County is launching a new apprenticeship training pilot program in an attempt to help the economy recover from COVID-19.

The program will require that contractors doing business with Monroe County provide apprenticeship training and that at least 10% of its workers for each trade on a project be apprentices. On top of that, 30% of those apprentices must be what Monroe County Executive Adam Bello calls "minority and/or disadvantaged populations".

"This investment in workforce development will strengthen our economy by creating a pipeline of trained building and construction workers who can use their skills to advance their own careers while filling in the high in-demand jobs that are available right now," Bello said.

Bello said there are four projects scheduled this year that have been chosen to participate in the pilot.