February 12, 2016 (Rochester, NY) – DePaul’s Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program is reaping the rewards of area painters learning their trade. Apprentices with the International Union Painters and Allied Trades descended upon DePaul’s City Center on Mt. Hope in Rochester to put in community service hours as part of their training. The Finished Trades Institute of Western and Central New York provided the labor and equipment free of charge. DePaul provided the paint.
“This partnership gives our apprentices’ field experience with a seasoned instructor without the pressure to perform like on a contractor’s job site,” said Training Coordinator Michael Fitzgerald.
Pictured above are Apprentices with the International Union Painters and Allied Trades Dan Martin and Will Stacy.
With City Center having been open nearly 10 years, PROS Director Kathy Curtis-Rubin, the updates were much needed and much appreciated.
“This is a win-win situation,” she said. “It allows us to continue providing services in a beautiful, now spruced-up environment, while providing the apprentice men and women an opportunity to hone their skills under the supervision of painters union.”