Students in the construction technology program at Holy Cross are getting some real world experience and at the same time improving the streetscape of their hometown.
The young carpenters have taken unsightly garbage cans that dotted the tourist area in Port Dalhousie and transformed them into something better - by building decorative wooden enclosures. The project started in response to a query by the Port Dalhousie Beautification and Works Committee.
"It is truly a win win-win-win project for all concerned - the residents and visitors to Port, the students of Holy Cross, and the City of St. Catharines." said Mike Slate of the Port Dalhousie committee. "We pay for the material. They do the work and get experience building something that doesn't get chucked away at the end of the school day."
The class undertook the challenge to design and construct the enclosures, which the committee unveiled on Thursday.
Final exams will begin on Friday, January 27th, 2017 and continue through to Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Students are expected to be in attendance at the scheduled final exams and normal bus transportation will be provided with NO midday pick up.