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Physical Plant Director Ferro Honored by Mayor Walsh

April 25, 2016

Bob Ferro, director of Wentworth’s Physical Plant, was honored on Earth Day—April 22—for his commitment to green initiatives and community work.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh presented Ferro the Community Engagement award during the 2016 Greenovate Boston event held at Fenway Park. The award recognizes “outstanding leadership in creating a green and sustainable future for the City of Boston.”

For 26 years, Ferro has been instrumental in Wentworth’s partnership with the Boston Public Schools STRIVE program, which is comprised of the Wentworth Training Program, Go Green Recycling Program, and Facilities Management Program. Ferro’s work has provided vocational exploration, training, and employment to thousands of high school students with significant disabilities.

The Go Green Recycling program provides structured experiences in recycling, with collected recyclable materials being cleaned, weighed, and sold for reuse. The Wentworth Facilities program provides a high level of technical experience in equipment operation, cleaning, and facilities management. Skills from both programs are transferable to a variety of career pathways in facilities management, environmental services, and other career fields.

Members of STRIVE attended the Greenovate event with Ferro and his family. 

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