The city, in partnership with the Rochester City School District, will hold a public information session for the Career Pathways to Public Safety program Aug. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at RCSD’s Central Office, 131 W. Broad Street, in the 3rd FloorConference Room 3A/B.
The purpose of the Pathways program is to increase minority representation, and local residency in its uniformed divisions while increasing the awareness of career opportunities within the public safety field, the city stated.
Students and their parents will have an opportunity to ask the program coordinator, and instructors, questions about the process of becoming candidates for local, state and federal Public Safety Agencies.
Parents and guardians must RSVP to Robert Poles Jr., at (585) 481-7012, or via email to Robert.Poles@rcsdk12.org, by August 12, in order to attend the event.
Here are the current four-year results from the program:
Firefighting & Protection Course
• 4 students are full time Rochester Firefighters, Class #1 & 2;
• 8 students are currently in the Fire Academy of the Rochester Fire Dept., Class #3;
• 9 students are currently in the Trainee Program of the Rochester Fire Dept., Class #4.
Police and Security Course
• 1 student is a full time Security Guard for the city of Rochester, Class #2;
• 5 students are employed by security agencies throughout the city, Class #2 & 3.
Emergency Communications Course (911)
• 1 student is currently employed by the 911 Center, Class #2;
• and 3 students are currently waiting on the 911 Civil Service Examination, class #4.
Emergency Medical Technician
• 1 student is employed with Rural Metro, Class #2.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrQxBRbVMtw to view an interview with program coordinator Robert Poles regarding the program.